Together with influential thinkers and social activists, Lamia Bazir was invited by the US Embassy and Jossour: Moroccan women’s forum, to meet young girls in the region of Tangiers and Tetouan in order to speak about the Moroccan Feminist Movement.
Lamia saluted this initiative and spoke of the importance for the new generation to know, understand, and own the history of the feminist movement in Morocco- away from any misperception or prejudice.
She emphasized that: “feminist” is not a profession and that feminists are not women who professionalize in feminism, they are simple women who fought and sacrificed so that other women enjoy basic rights we take for granted today, such as the right for an education, freedom of movement, the right for employment, etc.
Therefore, she called young girls to acknowledge the sacrifices of previous women and to engage themselves in addressing and fighting injustices and deprivations that still remain.
Lamia explained that “feminism only counts regains meaning and matters when we are facing the injustice (discrimination, unequal rights, unequal pay, legal flaws), when it is too late; therefore we need to engage before the injustice occurs so that we have protection when it happens.”