Sexual Harassment In Morocco, When Will It Stop?

Johanna Higgs | Posted 29.08.2017 | UK
Johanna Higgs

As Morocco appears to be rocked by the latest sex attack, where six men sexually assaulted a young woman on a public bus in Casablanca, in the middle of the day, in front of other passengers, I was not overly surprised.

Stop Telling Women What To Wear

Johanna Higgs | Posted 16.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Johanna Higgs

A discussion over sexual harassment, of course, led to a discussion on clothing. These men were alluding to the very offensive suggestion that men are unable to stop themselves from sexually harassing women, because of the clothes that women wear.

Theresa May's Irrational Fear Of The European Court Of Justice

Dr Michael Arnheim | Posted 03.07.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Michael Arnheim

It cannot be sufficiently stressed that in every human rights case there are human rights involved on both sides. A human rights case against the government is not just that: it is a case against the mass of law-abiding members of society. Theresa May and David Davis, please note!

In The Danger Zone

Tahir Shah | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK
Tahir Shah

This morning I woke with danger on my mind. All night I'd tossed and turned through a long zigzagging stream of disastrous dreamscape - the hot weath...

Australia’s Most Terrifying Export Has Found Its Way To Kent

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK

They can have a leg span of up to 12 inches and deliver a ferocious bite that is extremely painful. So it’s with some trepidation that we inform you...

Morocco's Movie Mecca

Nina Nannar | Posted 25.05.2017 | UK Entertainment
Nina Nannar

I walked the streets where Gladiator was filmed, strolled passed the fighter plane used when Jewel in the Nile was made here, through Egyptian tombs used countless times on TV and film, at every turn it was more Hollywood than Hollywood. And on every street corner, the potential Game of Thrones Unsullied and the biblical-looking extras were waiting for their big screen moment.

This Mini T-Rex Was One Of The Last Dinosaurs To Walk The Planet

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Tech

A mini-T Rex was one of the last dinosaurs to roam across Africa before the ancient creatures were wiped out 66 million years ago, new research reveal...

Madeleine McCann Was ‘Snatched To Order By A Rich Family And Smuggled Into Africa’

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK

A former detective has given credence to the theory Madeleine McCann was snatched “to order” and possibly sold to a wealthy family. The official p...

Strawberry Dreams

Nikki van der Gaag | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK
Nikki van der Gaag

The next time you bite into a ripe strawberry or spread strawberry jam on your toast, spare a thought for the women who are likely to have picked them...

Violence Against Women Is Not 'Cultural'

Johanna Higgs | Posted 09.04.2017 | UK
Johanna Higgs

Violence can never and should never, be justified under the banner of culture. Men do not allow violence to be perpetrated against them, or to be justified or excused as culture, and neither should women. Any act that causes physical or psychological harm and creates an environment where one does not have access to the same rights and opportunities as others, must be condemned.

What Bootcamp Is Really Like

Olivia Cox | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Cox

We've arrived!!!! Landed at Marrakech airport around 4pm (via a nutritious lunch of porridge and red wine on the plane, oops. Did you know BA doesn't do in-flight meals anymore? Porridge was the only healthy wheat-free (but not gluten-free, boo hiss) option they had) and cruised through about seven security checks to the luggage reclaim.

Piers Morgan Compares Brexit To Buying A Moroccan Carpet On Question Time

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK

.@PiersMorgan says Theresa May is a far more skilled EU negotiator than her predecessor David Cameron #bbcqt— BBC Questio...

Fighting Violence Against Women With Islam: The Women Taking On Morocco's Legal System

Johanna Higgs | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK
Johanna Higgs

Both women said that growing up with strong women in their family played a strong role in their passion to fight for women's rights in Morocco. For them strong and powerful women is something normal. This is something that they want to teach to all Moroccan women.

Cookery Class With The Sanssouci Collection, Marrakech - Review

Beth Brookfield | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Brookfield

During our stay in Marrakech, my husband Steve and I were invited to take part in a cookery class with The Sanssouci Collection at Les Cigognes Hotel, which has been the leading Moroccan cookery school for the last 15 years.

An Interview With Amal Ben Hadda: Islam, Women And Rights

Johanna Higgs | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK Politics
Johanna Higgs

I believe strongly in god and I want to have the rights that the Quran says that I should have. Not what men say I should have. Women can't sit around and wait for their rights to come to them, they have to fight for them.

Don't Back Trump Into A Corner Over Climate Change

Matthew Phillips | Posted 11.12.2016 | UK Politics
Matthew Phillips

I am not suggesting that we blinker ourselves to the prospect of Trump's regime - and, in particular, to the appointment Scott Pruitt as Head of the Environmental Protection Agency - but before the official inauguration, I believe we should hold our nerve.

A Day Amongst Bhalil's Cave Dweller

Khadija Ahmed | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Khadija Ahmed

Everything about Bhalil touched my soul, how such a shattered and deprived neighbourhood sang blissful songs of hospitality, unity and contentment. How its women found happiness in every strand of the buttons they made with love, how the village men knew one aother by name as if they were all part of one big family. How for its children, imagination was enough to make playtime last until the sun set, as shades of crimson, amber and tangerine were thrown into the dusty sky over Bhalil , its beautiful colours embracing the heavens gracefully

Five Reasons You Should Escape To Morocco This Winter

Courtney McCaffrey | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Courtney McCaffrey

Morocco sounds like an exotic, faraway destination. And although it's undeniably exotic, it's not exactly faraway. Just a few hours on a plane can take you from the U.K., to the markets and palaces of Marrakech or the shores of Casablanca.

Moroccan Teenage Girls Facing Jail Over ‘Lesbian Kiss’

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK

Two teenage girls in Morocco are due to appear in court on Friday on homosexuality charges after they were allegedly caught kissing. The girls, aged 1...

Al Aïn At The Royal Palm, Marrakech - Review

Beth Brookfield | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Brookfield

Our starters arrived not long afterwards, and the Moroccan Salads were brought over to us on a tall metal cake stand, which was filled with small dishes. Each salad was refreshing, and full of flavour and I especially enjoyed the green beans and the fennel.

The Selman, Marrakech - Review

Beth Brookfield | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Brookfield

On our second night in Marrakech we had dinner booked at The Selman hotel, which is a 5 star hotel situated about 15minutes outside the centre. Prior to dinner we decided to visit the La Mamounia hotel for cocktails, as we'd been recommended by friends that it was a must whilst in Marrakech, and we sat in the pretty gardens and enjoyed a refreshing early evening cocktail each.

It's a Game Changer

Richard Reoch | Posted 10.08.2017 | UK Politics
Richard Reoch

"Now we are able to buy sheep, breed them and sell them," says Hanane Anassi who leads a women's cooperative in the harsh landscape of Morocco's Atlas mountains. What's changed in this ancient land where millions live in poverty, is that these sheep-raising women have become computer savvy.

Can Club Med Cut it - Kids in Morroco , Marrakech Le Riad

Pregnant City Girl | Posted 08.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Pregnant City Girl

So, I finally made it to Club Med. during the most momentous week in recent British history we made our Brexit to Marrakech. I almost feel like I've made a joke in poor taste, such is the panic back at home.

A Tale of Two Mosques

Richard Reoch | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK Politics
Richard Reoch

As a Buddhist, I have spent the last month - to the surprise of many - visiting the morning and evening prayers at my local mosque during this holy month of Ramadan. In brutal contrast, this morning I woke up to the news that my fellow Buddhists in Southeast Asia had just razed a local mosque to the ground.

Ramadan in Morocco: An Outsider's Perspective

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat | Posted 01.07.2017 | UK
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

Our plane was descending slowly. From the window, we could see overlay yellow lights like sparkling stars in the dark night. Meanwhile, the pilot instructed all passengers to fasten their seatbelts and move their seats into an upright position. Our hearts beat faster and faster. We could not wait to begin our short trip to a country to which we had long been looking forward: Morocco.