Moroccan Ladies

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Moroccan Ladies (Arabic: نساء women, French: Femmes du Maroc) is a monthly women's magazine published in Arabic, English, and French in Casablanca, Morocco.[1]

Moroccan Ladies
Femmes du Maroc
Femmes du Maroc (magazine).jpg
Year founded1995; 27 years ago (1995)
Based inSidi Maârouf, Casablanca

History and profileEdit

Moroccan Ladies was first published in November 1995.[2] The magazine is published by the Moroccan publishing house Caractères and directed, together with Nissae, by the Moroccan journalist Aïsha Zaïmi Sakhri, known for her strong support of women's rights.[3] Its first editor-in-chief was also Sakhri.[4]

The magazine has a large fashion and beauty section, besides other sections such as psychological advice aimed mainly at working women, advice for a more pleasurable sex life[5] and, since 2004, a small section called 'celibattante', which translates loosely as 'unmarried and proud of it' breaks the taboo of considering sexual relations only inside the marriage framework. The monthly considers itself a feminist publication with a clear aim of changing the situation of women in the Moroccan society.[6] The magazine covered critical articles in the 1990s on sexual exploitation, domestic violence and harassment at schools against women.[7]

In addition, the magazine offers long interviews with politicians, artists and activists and features articles that often criticize the patriarchal aspects of society. Moroccan Ladies launched signature campaigns asking for legal reforms. It also sponsors Caftan, an annual commercial fashion event.[8]

In 2007 each issue sold around 13.500 copies,[9] which made it the most widely read monthly French language magazine in the country. It has an Arabic sister publication, Nissae Min Al Maghrib, which sells more than twice as much. Other Moroccan women magazines include Citadine ("Citizen" founded in 1995, with 8.000 copies sold), Ousra ("Family", in Arabic) and Parade, all of them published in French,[10] and Citadine (Arabic version, around 5.600 copies sold), Lalla Fatima (around 34.000 copies), and Nissae Min Al Maghrib (around 36.000 copies), in Arabic language.[11]


  1. ^ "About us". Moroccan Ladies. Retrieved 10 December 2019.
  2. ^ Loubna H. Skalli (1 January 2006). Through a Local Prism: Gender, Globalization, and Identity in Moroccan Women's Magazines. Lexington Books. p. 76. ISBN 978-0-7391-1194-9. Retrieved 8 September 2014.
  3. ^ "La Vie Eco, 8 July 2005". Archived from the original on 25 December 2009. Retrieved 2 February 2009.
  4. ^ M. Angela Jansen. "Three Generations of Moroccan Fashion Designers" (PDF). Critical Issues. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 8 September 2014.
  5. ^ Volkskrant Archived 20 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine 1 June 2008.
  6. ^ La Gazette du Maroc Archived 13 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine 18 October 2004.
  7. ^ Skalli, Loubna H. (Spring 2006). "Communicating gender in the public sphere: women and information technologies in the MENA". Journal of Middle East Women's Studies. 2 (2): 35–59. doi:10.2979/mew.2006.2.2.35. JSTOR 10.2979/mew.2006.2.2.35. Pdf. Archived 11 October 2014 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ "Tel Quel Nº 246". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 2 February 2009.
  9. ^ OJD Morocco
  10. ^ "TelQuel Nº 263 '". Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 2 February 2009.
  11. ^ "OJD Morocco". Archived from the original on 1 February 2009. Retrieved 2 February 2009.

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