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Working closely with a group of highly knowledgeable, power-house local women tourism professionals across Morocco, Egypt, Turkey and Jordan (where we hope to expand to next) we aim to provide good paying tourism jobs to many local women guides, hotel owners, restaurant owners, shopkeepers, craftsmakers, and tour managers. We believe in empowering local women through […]

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While some Middle Eastern countries (such as Iran, Yemen and Saudi Arabia) require by law that women, citizens and visitors alike, cover their hair, most Middle Eastern and all North African countries do not require women to cover their hair. When traveling throughout the region, you’ll see women with varying degrees of head covering, or […]

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Dear Friends and Fellow Travelers, This October I will be taking a small group of ladies on a once in a life time trip to Morocco. It’s a 9 amazing days of exploring the very best Morocco and the Moroccan people have to offer. We will be traveling the country with some wonderful local ladies. […]

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1. Dress more formally than you would at home In Morocco, as in most North African countries, the locals are accustomed to a more conservative style of dress. For women, I recommend dressing with your shoulders and knees covered, high neckline, and no transparent or tight clothing. You’ll be showing more respect. And in turn […]

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Traveling evokes a sense of escape, wonder, and adventure. Packing for travel: not so much. The act of getting from here to there has become for most of us laborious, expensive, and uncomfortable. And more so for women, who often have to make allowances for makeup, hair styling products and tools, and sanitary items—all things […]

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Women Rising Podcast: Bouchra Baibanaou, Morocco’s First Female Mountaineer Bouchra is working her way through the 7 Summits and wants to be the first Arab woman to ski to both poles. She currently has her sights set on summiting Mt. Everest. She is using mountaineering to show women in Morocco that they can be anything […]

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