PEOPLE & PLACES

Moroccan Activists That Have Contributed to Society in a Positive way

As most people know, the vast majority of Muslims are located in Morocco, and the Islam religion is highly popular in that part of the African continent. This makes Morocco a unique country of its own. Throughout history, many countries have had their fair share of difficulties finding peace in their society, it takes those that have had enough to stand up and fight for what they believe it is right.

In today’s article, I will be introducing a few influential activists in Morocco that have taken the opportunity to speak up and have taken actions to make a change in their country. To me, that is inspirational because I believe if these people are able to speak up for what they believe in then why can’t I?

Mustapha Adib is an activist that made sure to bring every corruption that was affecting society and its people lives to light. Making sure the problem was fixed before it gets out of hand.

As we all know, rape is such an emotional subject to talk about in any country but it is still something that needs to be spoken of to aware others of it. Linor Abargil became a global advocate in the fight against sexual violence when she went through a traumatic experience of being raped herself.

Reuven Abergel is an Israeli social and political activist. He is also the co-founder and former leader of the Israeli black panthers. Their goal was to bring light the unfairness of what was occurring in their society.

Kenza Drider, a French Muslim woman that made headlines when she stood in the French presidential election in 2012 in protest at the burqa ban. A burqa which is an enveloping outer garment worn by women in Islamic traditions to cover themselves in public. Kenza Drider being a Muslim woman herself believed the ban was ridiculous and made sure she found a way to go against it to help support all other women that feel the same way as she does.

The power of writing is in my opinion very underestimated but when it comes to Kacem El Ghazzali, a secularist writer and activist that uses his power of writing to stress the importance of freedom which he believes most Islamic countries lack in their society, it is a different story. He is the perfect example of what the power of writing can accomplish if it is taken seriously.

A young woman named Lamya Essemlia is the chairperson of sea shepherd France and also a campaign coordinator for Sea Shepherd.

Saadia Marciano is known as the founder of Israeli black panthers. That is such a huge honor if you ask me because he saw the problem that needs to be tackled and decided to do something about it by standing up for what he believes in.

Mohamed Rabbe is a Dutch politician and activist of a Moroccan decent. By being in the position that he is in, he promotes the image to the people of Morrocco the idea of finding a way to stand up and make a change.

Change starts with one person, either a woman or a man. If others witness that if a person stands up and speak up for the right cause, it will only take a certain amount of time when others will follow in the same footsteps.

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