#MeToo in Morocco, female farmers in Ivory Coast and women activists in Libya


In our show "Correspondence", we explore how the world is coping with the twists and turns of 2021, amid the consequences of Covid-19 and beyond. FRANCE 24 brings you a selection of original reports from our correspondents and teams around the globe.


March 8 was International Women's Day and in many countries, there is still a long way to go for equal rights to be established. 

Our reports for this special edition:

>> In Morocco, one creative project is aiming to encourage victims of sexual violence to speak out about what is a taboo subject. Four different accounts of abuse have been filmed and edited; the web series is called #TaAnaMeToo ("I'm also MeToo"). Jean-Marie Lemaire reports.

>> In Lebanon, some progress has been made towards improving gender equality over the past year. A new law was passed against sexual harassment and another was amended to better target domestic violence. But one glaring omission remains: Lebanese women cannot pass on their nationality to husbands who are foreign-born nor to their children. This makes many such families second-class citizens. Zeina Antonios reports.

>> In Ivory Coast, the economy is mostly agriculture-based and the majority of those working in the sector are women. But issues such as fair pay and having a say in decision-making and management are distant goals for most Ivorian women in agriculture. Sam Bradpiece and Caroline Dumay met one woman who is breaking glass ceilings. 

>> Finally, speaking out on women's rights in Libya can be deadly. Several prominent female activists and politicians have been murdered or forcibly disappeared in recent years. And yet Libya still boasts a large number of courageous female activists, working tirelessly to bring about change. Catherine Norris-Trent and Julie Dungelhoeff met one of them.

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