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March 29, 2018, 10:36 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: PW-DATA-1

According to a 2003-04 DHS survey of Morocco, the percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had no additional wives was 95.3%. The percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had one additional wife was 3.4%. The percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had two or more additional wives was 0.6%. According to a 1992 DHS survey, the percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had no additional wives was 94.6%. The percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband ...more
March 8, 2018, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"Last month, Morocco's Parliament passed a long-sought law on combating violence against women, recognizing some forms of abuse for the first time and criminalizing some forms of domestic violence" (para 5).
March 8, 2018, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"Amina Labouni, a social worker at the Rabat-based women's center, said that on average, 40 women flock to the safe space each month, seeking legal consulting and psychological help. 'Unfortunately, most of the victims we receive end up not proceeding with legal measures against their spouses because they are the only bread providers in the household,' she said" (para 6-7). "There are fewer than 10 shelters in all of Morocco, according to Human Rights Watch, and few receive any government funding" (para 25).
March 8, 2018, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"It fails to provide a definition of sexual harassment, in a country where an estimated 60 percent of men consider that provocative dress legitimizes sexual harassment" (para 23).
March 8, 2018, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"'The bill suffers from so many shortcomings; it is a shame to be referred to as a law', said Stephanie Willman Bordat, founding partner of Mobilizing for Rights Associates, a Rabat-based non-government group. 'Together with dozens of women associations, we sent emails, messages, held private meetings, organized conferences, wrote reports and lobbied for a revision,' added Bordat" (para 20-21).
March 8, 2018, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"There are fewer than 10 shelters in all of Morocco, according to Human Rights Watch, and few receive any government funding" (para 25).
March 8, 2018, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The law also does not criminalize marital rape" (para 24).
March 8, 2018, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"The survey, conducted in 2016 and released last month, found that 62 percent of the men interviewed believe women must tolerate violence in order to preserve family unity. The study questioned 2,400 men and women in person over three months" (para 12).
March 8, 2018, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"A survey by U.N. Women, a United Nations agency for the empowerment of women, carried out in Rabat, the Moroccan capital, and in some neighboring cities found that 41 percent of the men surveyed believe that financial support justifies marital rape" (para 10). "Concern about sexual violence gained momentum in August, when horrific video footage circulated online of boys on a bus ripping the clothes off a girl and groping her breasts, among other abuse. Neither the passengers nor the bus driver intervened. The driver was later fired for not stopping the assault. The boys, aged between 15 and 17, were arrested. The girl's parents said she may need long-term ...more
March 8, 2018, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: LRCM-DATA-1

"For 23 years, Khadija says her husband raped her, nearly every day. And her case is far from unique, according to counselors at the Annajda Center in Rabat" (para 1-2). "A survey by U.N. Women, a United Nations agency for the empowerment of women, carried out in Rabat, the Moroccan capital, and in some neighboring cities found that 41 percent of the men surveyed believe that financial support justifies marital rape" (para 10).
March 8, 2018, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"Morocco took a big step toward improving [women's rights] with a 2004 family code that raised the marriage age for women to 18" (para 8).
March 8, 2018, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-2

"'The bill suffers from so many shortcomings; it is a shame to be referred to as a law', said Stephanie Willman Bordat, founding partner of Mobilizing for Rights Associates, a Rabat-based non-government group. 'Together with dozens of women associations, we sent emails, messages, held private meetings, organized conferences, wrote reports and lobbied for a revision,' added Bordat, who has worked for years on promoting women's rights across the Maghreb and North Africa. But the law was approved, virtually unchanged" (para 20-22).
March 8, 2018, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Amina Labouni, a social worker at the Rabat-based women's center, said that on average, 40 women flock to the safe space each month, seeking legal consulting and psychological help" (para 6). "Over 50 percent reported having been emotionally abusive to their wives, and 15 percent acknowledged using physical violence against women" (para 11). "'While wives beaten by husbands are regulars, cases we receive vary from physical abuse to sexual assault and from financial abuse to sexual harassment,' Labouni said of the center. Most are either illiterate or have a primary school degree, and about half are housewives, Labouni said" (para 13-14).
Jan. 6, 2018, 8:14 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-6, MARR-PRACTICE-7

"'Getting groped or touched by sexual harassers would happen on average once a month [in Cairo],' recalls Sara, the daughter of an Egyptian mother and a Moroccan father. Sara was born and raised in Kuwait"(1)
Dec. 20, 2017, 11:56 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Ultimately, the bill passed, though it has yet to go into effect" (para 9).
Dec. 20, 2017, 11:56 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2, DV-LAW-2

"While the bill includes protective measures, such as removing abusers from the home and forbidding contact with the victim, it does not address other aspects of spousal abuse, such as marital rape" (para 10).
Dec. 20, 2017, 11:56 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2, DV-PRACTICE-2

"Many Moroccan women face practical obstacles in seeking protection from domestic violence due to patriarchal norms and financial constraints" (para 11).
Dec. 20, 2017, 11:56 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"In response to both these numbers and more than three decades of advocacy led by women’s groups, two ministries — the Ministry of Solidarity, Women, Family and Social Development and the Ministry of Justice and Liberties — created a draft law and placed it before the general secretariat in September 2013. Due to criticism from women’s groups of the inadequacy of the scope of definition and protections provided under the proposed law, Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane placed the law under a direct commission to be revised, and it was presented before the general secretariat yet again in July 2016" (para 8).
Dec. 20, 2017, 11:56 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: GP-DATA-3, GP-DATA-4

"While Minister of Solidarity, Women, Family and Social Development Bassima Hakkaoui is a member of the PJD, the party’s views on women’s rights are more conservative than those of Moroccan activists who work on gender-based violence" (para 7).
Dec. 20, 2017, 11:56 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"While Minister of Solidarity, Women, Family and Social Development Bassima Hakkaoui is a member of the PJD, the party’s views on women’s rights are more conservative than those of Moroccan activists who work on gender-based violence. . . . A 2009 survey conducted by the Moroccan High Commission for Planning found that among women aged 18-65, 62.8 percent reported experiencing domestic violence. . . . Due to criticism from women’s groups of the inadequacy of the scope of definition and protections provided under the proposed law, Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane placed the law under a direct commission to be revised . . . At first glance, it appears as though ...more
Dec. 20, 2017, 11:56 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"Two ministries — the Ministry of Solidarity, Women, Family and Social Development and the Ministry of Justice and Liberties — created a draft law and placed it before the general secretariat in September 2013. Due to criticism from women’s groups of the inadequacy of the scope of definition and protections provided under the proposed law, Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane placed the law under a direct commission to be revised, and it was presented before the general secretariat yet again in July 2016 . . . Ultimately, the bill passed, though it has yet to go into effect" (para 8-9).
Dec. 20, 2017, 11:56 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-2

"In response to both these numbers and more than three decades of advocacy led by women’s groups, two ministries — the Ministry of Solidarity, Women, Family and Social Development and the Ministry of Justice and Liberties — created a draft law and placed it before the general secretariat in September 2013. Due to criticism from women’s groups of the inadequacy of the scope of definition and protections provided under the proposed law, Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane placed the law under a direct commission to be revised, and it was presented before the general secretariat yet again in July 2016" (para 8). "The law does not draw upon the expertise of ...more
Dec. 20, 2017, 11:56 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"In response to both these numbers and more than three decades of advocacy led by women’s groups, two ministries — the Ministry of Solidarity, Women, Family and Social Development and the Ministry of Justice and Liberties — created a draft law and placed it before the general secretariat in September 2013. Due to criticism from women’s groups of the inadequacy of the scope of definition and protections provided under the proposed law, Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane placed the law under a direct commission to be revised, and it was presented before the general secretariat yet again in July 2016. Though the Moroccan Justice and Legislation Parliamentary Committee consists of 44 ...more
Dec. 20, 2017, 11:56 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"A 2009 survey conducted by the Moroccan High Commission for Planning found that among women aged 18-65, 62.8 percent reported experiencing domestic violence" (para 8).
Nov. 30, 2017, 5:19 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: RCDW-PRACTICE-2

"The niqab, which leaves the area around the eyes uncovered, is also worn in Salafist circles and in more conservative regions in the north, from where thousands of jihadists have gone to fight in Syria and Iraq" (para 7).
Nov. 30, 2017, 5:19 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: RCDW-LAW-1

"Morocco has banned the production and sale of burqa full-face Muslim veils for security reasons (para 1). "In Taroudant in southern Morocco, authorities ordered traders to stop making and selling burqas and to liquidate their stock within 48 hours, the reports said" (para 9). "It was unclear if Morocco plans to follow in the footsteps of some European countries such as France and Belgium where it is illegal to wear full veils in public" (para 11).
Nov. 30, 2017, 5:19 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: RCDW-LAW-2

"Morocco has banned the production and sale of burqa full-face Muslim veils for security reasons, media reports said Tuesday" (para 1).
Nov. 30, 2017, 5:19 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: RCDW-PRACTICE-1

"Most women in Morocco, whose King Mohammed VI favours a moderate version of Islam, prefer the hijab headscarf that does not cover the face" (para 6).
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)