Tori Pell

Senior Program Officer for Communications and Advocacy (USA)
Tori Pell

Tori Pell (USA) manages WLP's communications strategy and supports the organizations advocacy initiatives. Prior to joining WLP, she worked in higher education developing online learning platforms. She earned her M.A. in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Texas at Austin where she specialized in feminist movements working at the intersection of religion, human rights, and legal reform. She also holds a B.S. in Advertising and a B.A. Religious Studies from UT Austin.

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Moroccan women’s rights activists use the 68th Commission on the Status of Women to call for another historic reform of the country’s Family Code

In 2004, after decades of advocacy by women’s and human rights groups, Morocco’s Parliament adopted a new Family Code, called the Moudawana. The 2004 Moudawana reform was considered one of the most important family law reforms for women’s rights in the MENA region. The legislation recognized women’s right to self-guardianship, child custody, and raised the legal age of marriage.