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April 4, 2019, 7:45 a.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan, Egypt, Finland, Georgia, Honduras, Israel, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Luxembourg, Maldives, Malta, Morocco, Peru, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

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April 4, 2019, 7:40 a.m.
Countries: Albania, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Fiji, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Turkey, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-2

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April 4, 2019, 7:27 a.m.
Countries: Argentina, Armenia, Brunei, Chile, China, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Georgia, Kuwait, Latvia, Libya, Maldives, Malta, Moldova, Morocco, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

2.0
March 26, 2019, 5:14 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

Morocco's net responses to the Global Gender equality attitude by YouGov with an average score of 7. Higher scores show progressive attitudes to gender equality (para 6).
March 21, 2019, 1:45 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Armenia, Bangladesh, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Central African Rep, Chad, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, D R Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Fiji, Gabon, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Liberia, Libya, Macedonia, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Mongolia, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Paraguay, Russia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Somalia, South Korea, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Ukraine, Uzbekistan
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

3.0
March 15, 2019, 9:33 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"According to NGOs, the courts rarely prosecuted perpetrators of low-level misdemeanors. Police were slow to act in domestic violence cases, and the government generally did not enforce the law and sometimes returned women against their will to abusive homes. Police generally treated domestic violence as a social rather than a criminal matter. Physical abuse was legal grounds for divorce, although few women reported such abuse to authorities" (page 27). "Prosecutions for child abuse were extremely rare" (page 29).
March 15, 2019, 9:33 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Many NGOs provided attorneys for vulnerable individuals (minors, refugees, victims of domestic violence), who frequently did not have the means to pay. Such resources were limited and specific to larger cities" (page 12).
March 15, 2019, 9:33 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"While human smuggling and trafficking appeared to increase due to difficulties with other routes, Moroccan authorities cooperated with Spanish authorities to break up trafficking networks and arrest traffickers. Parliament also passed legislation in 2016 to improve protections for victims" (page 20). "The law prohibits all forms of forced or compulsory labor. Penalties were sufficient to deter violations. Authorities did not adequately enforce the legislation. Labor inspectors did not inspect small workshops and private homes where the majority of such practices occurred, as the law requires a warrant to search a private residence. The small number of inspectors, the scarce resources at their disposal, and the broad geographic dispersion of sites...more
March 15, 2019, 9:33 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"The law does not specifically prohibit domestic violence against women, but the general prohibitions of the criminal code address such violence. Legally, highlevel misdemeanors occur when a victim’s injuries result in 20 days of disability leave from work. Low-level misdemeanors occur when a victim’s disability lasts for less than 20 days. . . . Physical abuse was legal grounds for divorce, although few women reported such abuse to authorities" (page 27).
March 15, 2019, 9:33 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"The law requires equal pay for equal work, although in practice this did not occur" (page 28).
March 15, 2019, 9:33 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Statistics on rape or sexual assault were unreliable due to underreporting" (page 27).
March 15, 2019, 9:33 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: CWC-DATA-2, CLCC-LAW-2

"The law permits both parents to pass nationality to their children. There were, nonetheless, cases in which authorities denied identification papers to children because they were born to unmarried parents, particularly in rural areas or in the cases of poorly educated mothers unaware of their legal rights" (page 29).
March 15, 2019, 9:33 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The law prohibits all forms of forced or compulsory labor. Penalties were sufficient to deter violations" (page 33).
March 15, 2019, 9:33 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"The law punishes individuals convicted of rape with prison terms of five to 10 years; when the conviction involves a minor, the prison sentence ranges from 10 to 20 years. Spousal rape is not a crime. Numerous articles of the penal code pertaining to rape perpetuate unequal treatment for women and provide insufficient protection. A sexual assault conviction may result in a prison sentence of up to one year and a fine of 15,000 dirhams ($1,530)" (page 27).
March 15, 2019, 9:33 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"According to local NGOs, survivors did not report the vast majority of sexual assaults to police due to social pressure and the concern that society would most likely hold the victims responsible. Police selectively investigated cases; among the minority brought to trial, successful prosecutions were rare . . . The government funded a number of women’s counseling centers under the Ministry of Solidarity, Women, Family, and Social Development. Statistics provided by the government indicated that in 2016 it provided direct support to 29 women’s counseling centers for female survivors of violence, as well as 48 family mediation centers, as part of a broader effort to support projects benefitting women in...more
March 15, 2019, 9:33 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"Local NGOs reported that an undetermined number of Filipina and Indonesian domestic workers filed suits against their former employers" (page 34).
March 15, 2019, 9:33 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"NGOs, human rights groups, media outlets, and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) claimed child abuse was widespread, although the government has noted that reports are decreasing" (page 29).
March 15, 2019, 9:33 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1, AOM-LAW-1

"The legal age for marriage is 18 years, but parents, with the informed consent of the minor, may secure a waiver from a judge for underage marriage. The judiciary approved the vast majority of petitions for underage marriages" (page 29).
March 15, 2019, 9:33 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

"The law provides for a 44- to 48-hour maximum workweek with no more than 10 hours in a single day, premium pay for overtime, paid public and annual holidays, and minimum conditions for health and safety, including a prohibition on night work for women and minors . . . Occupational health and safety standards, reviewed and enforced by the Ministry of Employment and Vocational Integration, are rudimentary, except for a prohibition on the employment of women and children in certain dangerous occupations" (page 35).
March 15, 2019, 9:33 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: DV-LAW-2

Many NGOs provided attorneys for vulnerable individuals (minors, refugees, victims of domestic violence), who frequently did not have the means to pay. Such resources were limited and specific to larger cities (page 12). "Legally, highlevel misdemeanors occur when a victim’s injuries result in 20 days of disability leave from work. Low-level misdemeanors occur when a victim’s disability lasts for less than 20 days" (page 27).
March 15, 2019, 9:33 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: LO-LAW-1

"The constitution provides women equal rights with men in civil, political, economic, cultural, and environmental affairs; however, laws favor men in property and inheritance. Numerous problems related to discrimination against women remained, both with inadequate enforcement of equal rights provided for by the laws and constitution and in the reduced rights provided to women in inheritance. According to the law, women are entitled to a share of inherited property, but a woman’s share of inheritance is less than that of a man" (page 28).
March 15, 2019, 9:33 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: GIC-LAW-1, FSCB-PRACTICE-1, ABO-DATA-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (page 28).
March 15, 2019, 9:33 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"The government cooperated with the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and other humanitarian organizations in providing protection and assistance to refugees, returning refugees, asylum seekers, and other persons of concern. The government also provided funding to humanitarian organizations to provide social services to migrants, including refugees" (page 20).
March 15, 2019, 9:33 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: CWC-DATA-4, CLCW-LAW-1

"In December 2016 the government launched the second phase of its migrant regularization program to provide legal status to migrants in exceptional circumstances. The program, similar to the 2014 campaign, grants legal status to foreign spouses and children of citizens and other legal residents of the country, as well as individuals with at least five years of residence in the country, a valid work contract, or chronic illness. As of October, 22,986 individuals had received status under the program, of the more than 25,000 requests submitted. Migrants and refugees may obtain Moroccan nationality if they meet the legal requirements of the Nationality Law and submit a request to the Ministry...more
March 15, 2019, 9:33 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"Police selectively investigated cases; among the minority brought to trial, successful prosecutions were rare . . . Courts had “victims of abuse cells” that brought together prosecutors, lawyers, judges, women’s NGO representatives, and hospital personnel to review domestic and child abuse cases to provide for the best interests of women or children, according to proper procedure" (page 27-28).
March 15, 2019, 9:33 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: GEW-PRACTICE-1, GEW-DATA-1

"As of November 15, there were five new allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse by Moroccan peacekeepers deployed to UN peacekeeping operations for events that occurred in previous years. Morocco and the UN jointly investigated three of the allegations and determined them to be unsubstantiated. Two other allegations remain under investigation. Morocco and the UN completed joint investigations of nine allegations reported in previous years. They determined that two claims of sexual abuse and one allegation of sexual exploitation were substantiated, and determined that six allegations were unsubstantiated. Two allegations reported in 2016 remain pending investigation. The government indicated that one member of the military whom an investigation implicated in...more
March 15, 2019, 9:33 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"Authorities did not effectively enforce laws against sexual harassment" (page 28). "The government led some efforts to improve the status of women in the workplace, most notably the constitutional mandate for the creation of an Authority for Gender Parity and Fighting All Forms of Discrimination. In October the parliament published the final legislation creating the Gender Parity Authority. The institution will become functional once its members are nominated by the king and head of government" (page 29). "The labor code prohibits discrimination with respect to employment and occupation based on race, religion, national origin, color, sex, ethnicity, or disability. The law does not address age or pregnancy. Discrimination occurred in...more
March 15, 2019, 9:33 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"Many NGOs provided attorneys for vulnerable individuals (minors, refugees, victims of domestic violence), who frequently did not have the means to pay. Such resources were limited and specific to larger cities" (page 12). "The government funded a number of women’s counseling centers under the Ministry of Solidarity, Women, Family, and Social Development. Statistics provided by the government indicated that in 2016 it provided direct support to 29 women’s counseling centers for female survivors of violence, as well as 48 family mediation centers, as part of a broader effort to support projects benefitting women in society. A few NGOs provided shelter, assistance, and guidance for survivors of domestic abuse. There were...more
March 15, 2019, 9:33 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: CONST-LAW-1

"The constitution provides women equal rights with men in civil, political, economic, cultural, and environmental affairs; however, laws favor men in property and inheritance. Numerous problems related to discrimination against women remained, both with inadequate enforcement of equal rights provided for by the laws and constitution and in the reduced rights provided to women in inheritance" (page 28).
March 15, 2019, 9:33 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-1, PW-LAW-1

"The family code places the family under the joint responsibility of both spouses, makes divorce available by mutual consent, and places legal limits on polygamy. Implementation of family law reforms remained a problem. The judiciary lacked willingness to enforce them, as many judges did not agree with their provisions. Corruption among working-level court clerks and lack of knowledge about its provisions among lawyers were also obstacles to enforcement of the law" (page 28).