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Sept. 6, 2017, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: LRW-LAW-4

"In 2014, Morocco repealed a provision that allowed convicted rapists to evade punishment by marrying their victims" (p 3)
Sept. 1, 2017, 9:15 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: LO-SCALE-3

3.0
Sept. 1, 2017, 8:51 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: LO-SCALE-2

1.0
Sept. 1, 2017, 1:17 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

“Most Moroccan women are illiterate, and don’t have financial resources. They depend on their husband so they tend to obey this culture that tells them not to ask for anything, whether it is schools, hospitals or roads. They are told if they are you are calm and placid they will go to paradise" (para 26).
Sept. 1, 2017, 1:17 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: LRW-LAW-4

“The penal code also allows rapists to escape prosecution if they marry their victims, leading to horrifying cases of abuse, particularly in conservative country areas where families pressure girls to marry their attackers to avoid the social opprobrium and reduced marriage prospects for those known to no longer be virgins” (para 20).
Sept. 1, 2017, 1:17 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

“The association’s [The Voice of the Amazigh Woman] next project is to lift the voter participation of Amazigh women in local and national elections” (para 27).
Sept. 1, 2017, 1:17 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: PW-PRACTICE-3

“‘Since 2004 in Morocco, a man is not supposed to repudiate and divorce his wife and take another spouse without her unforced permission. But the reality is most women don’t know they have these rights or can’t exercise them,’ says Zioual” (para 21). “Women in regional areas like the Atlas Mountains are educated about their legal rights when it comes to marriage and divorce — and the importance of obtaining official papers when they wed, to avoid being thrown out later by a husband taking the ‘back door’ to polygamy or marriage with an underage girl. ‘We have a problem in the family legal code which indirectly encourages men to ...more
Sept. 1, 2017, 1:17 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

“The Voice of the Amazigh Woman prioritizes servicing poor indigenous women living in remote areas outside the big cities. These vulnerable groups are excluded because they are overwhelmingly illiterate (more than 70 percent of Moroccan women in country areas cannot read or write and the figures are much higher for Amazigh women) and they don’t speak Arabic or French. ‘Amazigh women are at the receiving end of all the violence Moroccan woman in general suffer,’ says Zioual. ‘But then they are further marginalized because they cannot communicate in their language with government agencies, hospitals and the justice system where Arabic is almost compulsory’" (para 12). “Around 10 percent of marriages ...more
Sept. 1, 2017, 1:17 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

“Zioual points the finger at the imposition of harshly patriarchal customs from the Middle East, particularly in recent decades. ‘The active marginalization and oppression of women has come from Arab countries — it is the Arab male who has this culture,’ she says of … an unwillingness to punish men who beat their wives” (para 16).
Sept. 1, 2017, 1:17 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: PW-PRACTICE-1

“Zioual points the finger at the imposition of harshly patriarchal customs from the Middle East, particularly in recent decades. ‘The active marginalization and oppression of women has come from Arab countries — it is the Arab male who has this culture,’ she says of … the enduring practice of ‘repudiation’ (instant male-pronounced divorce) [and] polygamy ” (para 16). “‘Since 2004 in Morocco, a man is not supposed to repudiate and divorce his wife and take another spouse without her unforced permission. But the reality is most women don’t know they have these rights or can’t exercise them,’ says Zioual” (para 21). “Women in regional areas like the Atlas Mountains are ...more
Sept. 1, 2017, 1:17 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

“Morocco was recently severely criticized in a Human Rights Watch report for its abysmal treatment of women victims of domestic violence” (para 18).
Sept. 1, 2017, 1:17 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

“Around 10 percent of marriages involve girls under 18, and in rural areas they can be as young as 13” (para 19).
Sept. 1, 2017, 1:17 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-3, SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

“The Voice of the Amazigh Woman cites the 2012 case of a 16 year-old girl Amina Filali, who drank rat poison and died after being forced to marry and live for several months with the man who raped her” (para 21).
Sept. 1, 2017, 1:17 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

“Women are sold the lie that in order to enter paradise they must be veiled and obey men, says Zioual. ‘Most Moroccan women … depend on their husband so they tend to obey this culture that tells them not to ask for anything, whether it is schools, hospitals or roads. They are told if they are you are calm and placid they will go to paradise’” (para 26).
Sept. 1, 2017, 1:17 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: DSFMF-PRACTICE-4

“The penal code also allows rapists to escape prosecution if they marry their victims, leading to horrifying cases of abuse, particularly in conservative country areas where families pressure girls to marry their attackers to avoid the social opprobrium and reduced marriage prospects for those known to no longer be virgins” (para 20).
Sept. 1, 2017, 1:17 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: RCDW-PRACTICE-1

“Zioual points the finger at the imposition of harshly patriarchal customs from the Middle East, particularly in recent decades. ‘The active marginalization and oppression of women has come from Arab countries — it is the Arab male who has this culture,’ she says of escalating pressure on women to be heavily veiled” (para 16). “Twenty years ago in regional areas you could go out without a veil or a headscarf, and you could wear a skirt or pants. But that doesn’t exist anymore in the provinces — it is either the headscarf or the jellaba that are obligatory” (para 24). “Women are sold the lie that in order to enter ...more
Sept. 1, 2017, 1:17 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

“The penal code also allows rapists to escape prosecution if they marry their victims, leading to horrifying cases of abuse, particularly in conservative country areas where families pressure girls to marry their attackers to avoid the social opprobrium and reduced marriage prospects for those known to no longer be virgins” (para 20). “The Voice of the Amazigh Woman cites the 2012 case of a 16 year-old girl Amina Filali, who drank rat poison and died after being forced to marry and live for several months with the man who raped her” (para 21).
Sept. 1, 2017, 1:17 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: LR-DATA-1

"More than 70 percent of Moroccan women in country areas cannot read or write and the figures are much higher for Amazigh women" (para 12).
Sept. 1, 2017, 1:17 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-2

“A woman who wants to divorce her husband meanwhile faces a legal and social minefield, while the procedure is relatively easy for men. ‘Since 2004 in Morocco, a man is not supposed to repudiate and divorce his wife and take another spouse without her unforced permission. But the reality is most women don’t know they have these rights or can’t exercise them,’ says Zioual” (para 21).
Sept. 1, 2017, 10:26 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: LO-SCALE-1

2.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: INFIB-SCALE-1

0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: AFE-SCALE-1

2.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

1.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

1.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: DACH-SCALE-2

1.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: BR-SCALE-1

1.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-4

10.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: INFIB-SCALE-1

0.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: MARR-SCALE-3

8.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

3.0