This paper investigates the status of black Moroccan women, not just as key members of the society, but as a social category subject to doubled stigmatization for being women and black. The study also examines the various forms of discrimination inflicted upon black women, highlighting both the racism and patriarchy in society. It focuses on the way discrimination manifests in the public sphere through the verbal abuse targets black women in Morocco, especially the term ‘’azziya’’ and the functions it serves in communicating the social status of black women. The paper further exposes the absence of feminist concern with issues faced by black women in Morocco, and the obstacles preventing the emergence of a ‘’black feminism’’ in the country.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.