Aloha I am an intersectional feminist from Morocco, a modern day nomad and world citizen having lived in six different countries so far. Founder of the feminist youth-led movement and blog Politics4Her to break stereotypes, encourage women to grow more informed, and become active participants in civil society. A strong advocate for human rights particularly in topics related to migration and gender. Currently pursuing a master’s degree in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration. Passionate about digital communications, positive use of social media, youth & women empowerment.
I am a vegan, ukulele addict, yogi, ocean lover, surfer & skater, adventure seeker, dream chaser, rainbow lover, and my biggest dream would be to sit on a cloud and be able to eat at the same time.
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Violence faites aux femmes par les technologies au Maroc

This is literally the only study done in Morocco based on a survey on OGBV. Also it reflects on how the majority of Moroccan women women interviewed have been victims of OGBV. A lot have also decided to remain silent because of the way it is perceived by society. The sad reality is that women fear of being seen as responsible, and others have told that they have been punished . This summary also showcases how little action is being taken against the aggressor.

Diha Frassek movement against harassment and cyberbullying in Morocco (French)

Houda shares her motivation and goal behind the creation of Diha Frassek. She mentions how the idea came into realization and how the movement went viral, gained support from influencers, the press and the younger generations. She also shared her experience with assisting victims of OGBV and the ultimate goal of ending stigmas surrounding victim blaming in Morocco. It was very interesting to listen to this podcast because we learn about grassroots feminist work, and that most victims don’t know their rights, and even if they do, they are too scared to be “dishonored” by the family.

Diha Frassek

During the month of Ramadan and because of the pandemic/quarantine (I guess some people were so bored they wanted to harm others), there has been a raise in sharing nonconsensual images by both former intimate partners and strangers. Many instagram pages were created just to share images of young women and girls. Many of the victims, often underaged have been touched by it which undoubtedly affected their mental health (many had suicidal thoughts).

Web série "قانون بسمة"

Very impressed by the effort of making a mini series about OGBV. I feel like this is the best way to sensitize younger generations. The setting takes place in a high school in Morocco’s economic capital Casablanca. Not only does it show how OGBV can be harmful, but also gives solutions to fight it, how to protect one’s self and how to contact competent authorities.

« Stop violence numérique »

This is the first time that in Morocco action is being taken to protect women against OGBV. ATEC is also offering judicial and psychological support, they have been working on the topic since 2016 but there has been a raise in cases since the quarantine in the context of coronavirus. What I loved the most about it is that they are adapting to the digital world and launched their campaign in a very innovative way through an app available on the App Store.