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Nov. 8, 2017, 10:49 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"The interior minister didn't provide an explanation [for the ban on producing or selling burqas] , but the news quickly made the rounds online"(para 6)
Nov. 8, 2017, 10:49 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: DTCP-LAW-1

"The new measure [banning the production and sale of burqas] comes in addition to tightened controls on religious activities in all Moroccan mosques, with preventative checks on the sermons"(para 7). If religious activities are being regulated, then religious or customary law may not have force in this society (ENB-Coder Comment)
Nov. 8, 2017, 10:49 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: RCDW-LAW-1, RCDW-LAW-2

"Morocco's Interior Ministry has banned the production and sale of the burqa, the full-length covering for women that leaves only the eyes visible, according to notices delivered by law enforcement to street vendors, wholesalers, tailors, and industrial producers. Security forces made the country's highest police authority, the caid, compile a form that trickled down to local vendors. 'It is prohibited to produce and sell burqa. You are invited to get rid of your stock within the next 48 hours. Those who contravene will have their merchandise seized and their store closed,' read the notice. The Moroccan version of a burqa, which costs between 50-60 dirhams (about 5-6 euros), is different ...more
Nov. 8, 2017, 10:49 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: RCDW-PRACTICE-1, RCDW-PRACTICE-2

"Morocco's Interior Ministry has banned the production and sale of the burqa, the full-length covering for women that leaves only the eyes visible, according to notices delivered by law enforcement to street vendors, wholesalers, tailors, and industrial producers. Security forces made the country's highest police authority, the caid, compile a form that trickled down to local vendors. 'It is prohibited to produce and sell burqa. You are invited to get rid of your stock within the next 48 hours. Those who contravene will have their merchandise seized and their store closed,' read the notice. The Moroccan version of a burqa, which costs between 50-60 dirhams (about 5-6 euros), is different ...more
Nov. 3, 2017, 10:47 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"Jihan (pseudonym), 18, told Human Rights Watch that she married a man more than 10 years her senior when she was 15 or 16"(4)."Fatima (pseudonym), 34, from Fez, married when she was 17 and had two children with her husband"(6)."Khadija (pseudonym), 23, married in 2011 [this report was published in 2016] and lived with her husband in Oujda. At the time of the interview, she had a 7-month-old son and was pregnant"(8)."Safaa (pseudonym), 27, had a 'fatiha' marriage (traditional marriage) at age 15 that was not officially registered.She lived with her husband in a village between the cities of Settat and Khouribga. They have a son who was 3 years ...more
Nov. 3, 2017, 10:47 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"A national survey of women aged 18 to 65 by the Moroccan High Commission for Planning found that in 2009 nearly two-thirds – 62.8 percent – had experienced physical, psychological, sexual, or economic violence"(1)."She [Shayma] said that two months into their marriage, he started having an affair, then started to beat her. She said he would punch her, throw her from the bed, and one time kicked her in her belly when she was pregnant. She said he raped her many times, and demanded money from her"(9)
Nov. 3, 2017, 10:47 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Women from various regions of Morocco hold placards as they protest against violence towards women, in Rabat, November 24, 2013. The placard reads, 'In memory of all women victims of violence'"(1)."Human Rights Watch in September 2015, interviewed 20 women and girls who had suffered domestic abuse. They said that their husbands, partners, and other family members punched, kicked, burned, stabbed, and raped them, or subjected them to other abuse. Human Rights Watch also interviewed lawyers, women’s rights activists, and representatives of organizations providing shelter and services to survivors of domestic violence"(1)."A national survey of women aged 18 to 65 by the Moroccan High Commission for Planning found that in 2009 ...more
Nov. 3, 2017, 10:47 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-2

"Jihan said that in August, after many more beatings, she asked her husband for a divorce. He replied, 'You want a divorce? You can have it this way.' Then he punched her in the eye and attempted to slash her face with a knife. She raised her arm in defense, and he slashed her arm instead"(5)."Jihan was staying at a shelter run by a nongovernmental organization at the time of the interview [she is a victim of domestic violence and marital rape], and felt she had nowhere else to turn. She said she wanted a divorce, but her father refused to hand over her marriage certificate for the divorce application. ...more
Nov. 3, 2017, 10:47 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"Moroccan police, prosecutors, judges, and other authorities often fail to prevent domestic abuse, punish the abusers, or assist survivors, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to the Moroccan government. In part, that is because Moroccan laws don’t provide officials with guidance on responding effectively"(1)."In its letter to the two ministries [Ministry of Solidarity, Women, Family and Social Development and the Ministry of Justice and Liberties], Human Rights Watch noted both positive aspects of the bills as well as provisions that, if adopted, would set rights back"(3)."The Moroccan government should also ensure meaningful participation by nongovernmental groups and domestic violence survivors in the reform process"(4)
Nov. 3, 2017, 10:47 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"Elham said her husband started abusing her four months into the marriage. 'He would beat me violently,' she said. 'He would cover my nose and mouth until I lost consciousness. He did this to shut me up when I cried or shouted so people could hear me. He wanted to kill me.' Starting when the twins were 4 months old, he would from time to time take the children and kick her out of the house, she said. She would intermittently take work as a domestic worker to have somewhere to stay"(7)
Nov. 3, 2017, 10:47 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"Human Rights Watch in September 2015, interviewed 20 women and girls who had suffered domestic abuse. They said that their husbands, partners, and other family members punched, kicked, burned, stabbed, and raped them, or subjected them to other abuse"(1)."A national survey of women aged 18 to 65 by the Moroccan High Commission for Planning found that in 2009 nearly two-thirds – 62.8 percent – had experienced physical, psychological, sexual, or economic violence. Of the sample interviewed, 55 percent reported 'conjugal' violence and 13.5 percent reported 'familial' violence. Only 3 percent of those who had experienced conjugal violence had reported it to the authorities"(1)."'Women described turning up at police stations in ...more
Nov. 3, 2017, 10:47 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-4

"Safaa (pseudonym), 27, had a 'fatiha' marriage (traditional marriage) at age 15 that was not officially registered.She lived with her husband in a village between the cities of Settat and Khouribga. They have a son who was 3 years old at the time of the interview"(8-9)."Human Rights Watch recommended...The bills should clearly define 'domestic violence,' and criminalize marital rape. In line with UN standards, it should include former spouses and individuals in non-marital intimate relationships, among other categories, as well as married cohabiting spouses"(10)
Nov. 3, 2017, 10:47 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: LRCM-LAW-1

"Jihan said her husband abused her from the outset of the marriage...her husband raped her repeatedly. 'He forced me [to have sex], even if I refused.' She said he beat her every few days, once banging her head on the kitchen sink and causing a gash that required stitches"(5). Jihan said she wanted a divorce but her father would not give her the marriage certificate required for the divorce application because he said women didn't get divorced in his family (ENB-Coder Comment)."She [Fatima] said her husband started abusing her after six years of marriage...He also raped her frequently, she said. 'He forced me to have sex with him and do ...more
Nov. 3, 2017, 10:47 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-1

"Jihan said that in August, after many more beatings, she asked her husband for a divorce. He replied, 'You want a divorce? You can have it this way.' Then he punched her in the eye and attempted to slash her face with a knife. She raised her arm in defense, and he slashed her arm instead"(5)."Jihan was staying at a shelter run by a nongovernmental organization at the time of the interview [she is a victim of domestic violence and marital rape], and felt she had nowhere else to turn. She said she wanted a divorce, but her father refused to hand over her marriage certificate for the divorce application. ...more
Nov. 3, 2017, 10:47 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"Moroccan police, prosecutors, judges, and other authorities often fail to prevent domestic abuse, punish the abusers, or assist survivors, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to the Moroccan government. In part, that is because Moroccan laws don’t provide officials with guidance on responding effectively"(1)."Human Rights Watch in September 2015, interviewed 20 women and girls who had suffered domestic abuse. They said that their husbands, partners, and other family members punched, kicked, burned, stabbed, and raped them, or subjected them to other abuse. Human Rights Watch also interviewed lawyers, women’s rights activists, and representatives of organizations providing shelter and services to survivors of domestic violence"(1)."'Many women and girls enduring ...more
Nov. 3, 2017, 10:47 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: LRCM-PRACTICE-1

"She [Jihan] said her husband raped her repeatedly. 'He forced me [to have sex], even if I refused.' She said he beat her every few days, once banging her head on the kitchen sink and causing a gash that required stitchesWhen she went to the local police station for help, she said 'They [police] said to me, "It’s your husband. We can’t do anything. Go to court." Even when I had bruises.' In April 2015, she said, he beat and choked her until she lost consciousness. 'I woke up and found myself on the street in my pajamas,' she said. 'I went to the police. They said, "We can do ...more
Nov. 3, 2017, 10:47 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Human Rights Watch recommended...The bills should require prevention measures, including awareness-raising, educational curricula, and sensitizing the media on violence against women"(10)
Nov. 3, 2017, 10:47 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Moroccan police, prosecutors, judges, and other authorities often fail to prevent domestic abuse, punish the abusers, or assist survivors, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to the Moroccan government. In part, that is because Moroccan laws don’t provide officials with guidance on responding effectively"(1)."Women from various regions of Morocco hold placards as they protest against violence towards women, in Rabat, November 24, 2013. The placard reads, 'In memory of all women victims of violence'"(1)."Human Rights Watch in September 2015, interviewed 20 women and girls who had suffered domestic abuse. They said that their husbands, partners, and other family members punched, kicked, burned, stabbed, and raped them, or subjected ...more
Nov. 3, 2017, 10:47 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"Human Rights Watch urged the Moroccan government to improve these pending bills...The bills should... criminalize rape by a spouse"(3)."Human Rights Watch recommended...The bills should clearly define 'domestic violence,' and criminalize marital rape. In line with UN standards, it should include former spouses and individuals in non-marital intimate relationships, among other categories, as well as married cohabiting spouses"(10)
Nov. 3, 2017, 10:47 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Moroccan police, prosecutors, judges, and other authorities often fail to prevent domestic abuse, punish the abusers, or assist survivors, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to the Moroccan government. In part, that is because Moroccan laws don’t provide officials with guidance on responding effectively"(1)."Women and girls said they had few places to go to escape domestic violence. The small number of shelters that take in domestic violence survivors are run by nongovernmental organizations with little bed capacity and meager resources. Only a few get any government funding, and staff from one shelter said that the funding was not enough to cover even food costs"(3)."Jihan was staying at a ...more
Nov. 3, 2017, 10:47 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"Human Rights Watch in September 2015, interviewed 20 women and girls who had suffered domestic abuse. They said that their husbands, partners, and other family members punched, kicked, burned, stabbed, and raped them, or subjected them to other abuse. Human Rights Watch also interviewed lawyers, women’s rights activists, and representatives of organizations providing shelter and services to survivors of domestic violence"(1)."Women and girls said they had few places to go to escape domestic violence. The small number of shelters that take in domestic violence survivors are run by nongovernmental organizations with little bed capacity and meager resources. Only a few get any government funding, and staff from one shelter said ...more
Nov. 3, 2017, 10:47 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: LDS-PRACTICE-1

"Starting when the twins were 4 months old, he would from time to time take the children and kick her {Elham] out of the house, she said. She would intermittently take work as a domestic worker to have somewhere to stay"(7)
Nov. 3, 2017, 10:47 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: DV-LAW-3

"Lawyers who handle domestic violence cases said they have seen judges require unrealistic evidence, such as witnesses, in domestic violence cases, often an impossibility since most abuse takes place behind closed doors"(2)."Human Rights Watch recommended...The bills should clarify that a domestic violence complainant’s testimony may, in some circumstances, be sufficient evidence for a conviction, without other witnesses. They should explain that the severity of an injury should be a factor in sentencing, but doctors’ estimates of medical incapacitation should not be the only criterion considered in arrests, prosecutorial decisions, and criminal trials"(10)
Nov. 3, 2017, 10:47 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"Women from various regions of Morocco hold placards as they protest against violence towards women, in Rabat, November 24, 2013. The placard reads, 'In memory of all women victims of violence'"(1)
Nov. 3, 2017, 10:47 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"The police arrested her [Khadija's] husband only once, in 2014, after he broke her nose while she was pregnant. A doctor issued a medical certificate indicating that she needed 21 days of rest for her injuries. Khadija showed the medical certificate to the prosecutor, who gave her an order to present to the police. She did, and the police arrested her husband. But before the case could proceed, Khadija dropped her complaint as she was seven months pregnant and worried what would happen to her if he was tried. The prosecutors did not pursue charges"(8)
Nov. 3, 2017, 10:47 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: LRCM-DATA-1

"Human Rights Watch in September 2015, interviewed 20 women and girls who had suffered domestic abuse. They said that their husbands, partners, and other family members punched, kicked, burned, stabbed, and raped them, or subjected them to other abuse"(1)."A national survey of women aged 18 to 65 by the Moroccan High Commission for Planning found that in 2009 nearly two-thirds – 62.8 percent – had experienced physical, psychological, sexual, or economic violence. Of the sample interviewed, 55 percent reported 'conjugal' violence and 13.5 percent reported 'familial' violence. Only 3 percent of those who had experienced conjugal violence had reported it to the authorities"(2)."Human Rights Watch urged the Moroccan government to ...more
Nov. 3, 2017, 10:47 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"In 2013, the European Union agreed to provide financial support for such reforms, including through a €45 million grant for Morocco to implement the government’s Gender Equality Plan of 2012-16. However, the Moroccan authorities have yet to come through on all their objectives, including enacting legislation on violence against women"(4)
Nov. 3, 2017, 10:47 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: MISA-PRACTICE-1

"A national survey of women aged 18 to 65 by the Moroccan High Commission for Planning found that in 2009 nearly two-thirds – 62.8 percent – had experienced physical, psychological, sexual, or economic violence. Of the sample interviewed, 55 percent reported 'conjugal' violence and 13.5 percent reported 'familial' violence. Only 3 percent of those who had experienced conjugal violence had reported it to the authorities"(1)."Human Rights Watch recommended...The bills should specifically address emergency and longer-term protection orders – that is, restraining orders – for domestic violence survivors at risk of abuse, clarify the restrictions or conditions such orders can impose, and establish procedures for both types of orders. Other Services ...more
Nov. 3, 2017, 10:47 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"'I [Elham]went to the police [to report domestic violence] many times. Even covered with blood or almost naked. They would do nothing for me. They would tell me that they don’t have the right to go with me into the house. They would tell me to go to the doctor to get a medical certificate but I had no ID and no money with me'"(7)."The police arrested her [Khadija's] husband only once, in 2014, after he broke her nose while she was pregnant. A doctor issued a medical certificate indicating that she needed 21 days of rest for her injuries. Khadija showed the medical certificate to the prosecutor, who gave ...more
Nov. 3, 2017, 10:47 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"A bill on violence against women, which includes provisions on domestic violence, was developed by the Ministry of Solidarity, Women, Family and Social Development and the Ministry of Justice and Liberties and sent to the council of government for review in 2013"(3)