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Aug. 3, 2019, 7:10 p.m.
Countries: Botswana, Morocco, Rwanda, Tunisia
Variables: POLY-LAW-1

"Polygamy is prohibited in Botswana, Rwanda and Tunisia, and highly restricted in Morocco, and so women who marry into these arrangements have no legal protection" (10)
May 21, 2019, 2:47 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Morocco can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (116).
May 21, 2019, 2:47 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Morocco are not legally required to obey their husbands. Women cannot be head of hosuehold in the same way as a man (116). In Morocco, the original owner of any property legally administers the property in marriage (116).
May 21, 2019, 2:47 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of Morocco does not provide for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (116).
May 21, 2019, 2:47 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of Morocco does not provide for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (116).
May 21, 2019, 2:47 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Moroccan law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment. The dismissal of pregnant workers in Morocco is prohibited. There is legislation on sexual harassment in employment, but not education. There are criminal penalties and civil remedies for sexual harassment in employment (116).
May 21, 2019, 2:47 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 26% of the total labor force in Morocco (116).
May 21, 2019, 2:47 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters do not have equal inheritance rights in Morocco (116).
May 21, 2019, 2:47 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Morocco is free and compulsory (116).
May 21, 2019, 2:47 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are not able to work in the same industries as men in Morocco (116).
May 21, 2019, 2:47 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

In Morocco, there is legislation designating head of household status (116).
May 21, 2019, 2:47 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Morocco of at least 14 weeks. Women receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their maternity leave. The government pays for 100% of maternity leave benefits. There is a difference of 1 between the leave reserved for women and men relative to leave reserved for women as a function of who pays. There is no paid parental leave. Mothers are guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government supports or provides childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (116).
May 21, 2019, 2:47 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman can apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in Morocco can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (116).
May 21, 2019, 2:47 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in Morocco can work the same night hours as men. Women cannot work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous, or morally inappropriate. Women are not able to perform the same tasks at work as men (116). The ages at which women and men can retire with full pension benefits are equal. The mandatory retirement ages for men and women are the same (116).
May 21, 2019, 2:47 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is prohibited in access to credit in Morocco (116).
May 21, 2019, 2:47 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in Morocco can legally get a job in the same way as a man. Women can work the same night hours as men. Women are not able to work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous, or morally inappropriate. Women are not able to perform the same tasks at work as men. Women cannot work in the same industries as men (116). The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are equal. The mandatory retirement ages for men aand women are the same (116).
May 21, 2019, 2:47 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

Morrocan law does mandate equal remuneration for work of equal value. The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are equal. The mandatory retirement ages for men and women are the same (116).
May 21, 2019, 2:47 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: DV-LAW-1

There is not legislation specifically addressing domestic violence in Morocco, but aggravated penalties do exist (116).
May 21, 2019, 2:47 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (116).
May 21, 2019, 2:47 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Morocco of at least 14 weeks. Women receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their maternity leave. The government pays for 100% of maternity leave benefits. There is no paid parental leave. Mothers are guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government supports or provides childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (116). Parents in Morocco are not able to work flexibly (116). Working flexibly, such as working from home or taking partial days off to care for children, could be considered a childcare benefit (EJ-CODER COMMENT).
May 21, 2019, 2:47 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Morocco can legally travel outside the country and her own home in the same way as a man (116).
May 21, 2019, 2:47 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is not legislation on sexual harassment in education in Morocco (116).
May 21, 2019, 2:47 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Moroccan law establishes an anti-discrimination commission (116).
May 21, 2019, 2:47 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses do not have equal inheritance rights in Morocco (116).
May 21, 2019, 2:47 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Morocco can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (116).
May 21, 2019, 2:47 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Morocco can legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (116). A woman in Morocco can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (116).
May 21, 2019, 2:47 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Morocco can legally sign a contract, register a business, and open a bank account in the same way as a man. Men and women have equal ownership rights to immovable property (116). Discrimination based on gender is prohibited in access to credit in Morocco, and so is discrimination based on marital status (116).
May 16, 2019, 3:21 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"A year and a half ago after drafting the law, 168 deputies voted today in favor of this law, prepared by the Ministry of Family, Solidarity, Equality and Social Development, in partnership with the Ministry of Justice in exchange for 55 votes against." (para 2).
May 16, 2019, 3:21 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"A year and a half ago after drafting the law, 168 deputies voted today in favor of this law, prepared by the Ministry of Family, Solidarity, Equality and Social Development, in partnership with the Ministry of Justice in exchange for 55 votes against." (para 2). "In her speech to the members of parliament shared later on Facebook, Bassima Al-Hikawi, the Minister of Family, Solidarity, Equality and Social Development, considered this project as “a normative law on combating violence against women that carries the conceptual definition of all kinds of violence that can be practiced against women; offering preventive measures, a system of gender-sensitive content that emphasizes the status of violence...more
May 16, 2019, 3:21 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The new draft law also provides for a number of penalties for the molesters, where a person is considered a perpetrator of the crime of sexual harassment and is punished by imprisonment from one month to six months and a fine of 2000 to 10,000 dirhams if he harasses others in public spaces or others with sexual gestures, as well as by written, electronic, telephonic, recordings or photographs of a sexual nature." (para 5). "The bill also provides for the criminalization of the violation of the sanctity of the woman’s body, the waste or misappropriation of family funds, and any person who commits violence against his brother or sister shall...more