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Moroccan Journalist made it to BBC’s ‘100 inspirational and innovative women’ list

Written by FDM

Like every year, the BBC released its list of 100 inspirational and innovative women for 2017. This time, a Moroccan journalist was chosen to take part in the challenge.

Chaima Lahsini is a Moroccan Journalist, feminist and a human rights activist. As part of the channel’s 100 Women Challenge, Lahsini was chosen for her commitment to tackling daily challenges met by the Moroccan women like sexual harassment and assault.

At only 24, Lahsini is already at the head of the Al-Fam feminist collective, a group of Moroccan young women to advocate gender equality and women rights. She recently led a sit-in in Rabat following the shocking bus sexual assault case in Casablanca.

“I cannot express how incredibly honored to be among the 100 inspiring women selected by BBC,” Lahsini told Morocco World News, the media outlet she’s been working for since December 2016. According to the later, she was the only  Moroccan participant chosen to take part in the 100 Women Challenge in the street harassment category.

Another two young Arab women made it to the list as well. Namely, 18 years-old Nawaal Akram, who is an advocate for women with disabilities in the Middle East, and 16 years-old Iraqi-born Zainab Fadhal, who left her country at 13 to seek better education in the UK.

This year, the women on the list will come together in four teams to share their experiences and create innovative ways to tackle: The glass ceiling, Female illiteracy, Street harassment and Sexism in sport .

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