Advocates for Health


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Fadoua Bakhadda of the Moroccan Family Planning Association speaks about the state of sexual and reproductive health and rights in Morocco. The panel discussed the effects of religious fundamentalism on sexual health in the global South. In Morocco, Bakhadda said that this ideology is rooted in both Muslim and Christian values, but is not limited to an area we think of as the Middle East. Rina Jimenez David (center) from the Philippines, said that Catholic fundamentalism has made it extremely hard to advocate for health in political policy.