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Sept. 28, 2020, 11:04 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: MISA-DATA-2

In Morocco, the incidence of alcohol abuse disorders is 0.8% among men and 0.1% among women.
Sept. 20, 2020, 4:31 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: PHBP-PRACTICE-1

“With regard to the role of dietary intake, some women said that prior to marriage they had gone through a fattening period of at least 40 days of intentional overeating with a high reduction of physical activity, traditionally called tablah. This period could last longer until they achieved the goal of gaining weight.”
Sept. 20, 2020, 4:30 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: PHBP-PRACTICE-1

“Drugs, overfeeding and restriction of physical activity were 3 of the ways used by [Moroccan Saharawi] women to achieve their goal (fattening).”
Sept. 20, 2020, 4:30 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: PHBP-DATA-1

“The majority of [Moroccan Saharawi] women wanted to gain weight rather than to lose it; 217 women reported that they had tried to gain weight at some time and 42 of them still desired to gain weight at the time of the survey.”
Sept. 20, 2020, 4:29 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: PHBP-PRACTICE-1, PHBP-DATA-1

“To study obesity in Moroccan Saharawi culture, 249 women were questioned about their desired body size and diet practices. The majority of women (90.4%) reported wanting to gain weight currently or at some time in the past. To gain weight, women used a fattening period (tablah) of at least 40 days of overeating with a reduction of physical activity and special traditional meals. Appetite enhancers (therapeutic drugs or fenugreek) and traditional suppositories were also used. Some women used corticosteroids to gain weight rapidly.”
Sept. 7, 2020, 7:05 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, D R Congo, Djibouti, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Palestine, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: ISSA-SCALE-1

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Sept. 5, 2020, 5:02 p.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Suriname, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkey, United States, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam
Variables: AOM-SCALE-3

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Sept. 5, 2020, 5:02 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, D R Congo, Denmark, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North Korea, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam
Variables: AOM-SCALE-2

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Sept. 5, 2020, 5:01 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, Cuba, D R Congo, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Suriname, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkey, Uganda, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: AOM-SCALE-1

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Sept. 3, 2020, 11:29 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: WR-DATA-1

In Morocco, there are about 1,263,712 widows, as estimated in 2015.
Aug. 26, 2020, 2:04 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-2

“Last August, Morocco approved a draft law to resume mandatory military service for men and women” (para 2).
Aug. 13, 2020, 8:53 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"Similarly, the Tahadi Association in Casablanca launched a campaign in 2017 on both social media and in public spaces to prevent abuse, following research on the prevalence of verbal and sexual harassment of women and girls on the city’s public transport and the shocking sexual assault on a bus of a female passenger living with a disability. Both campaigns focus on encouraging bystanders to intervene, whether individually or collectively, to support the person being harassed" (16).
Aug. 7, 2020, 3:49 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: DSFMF-LAW-1

"In Morocco, consensual sex between adults who are not married to one another is punishable by up to one year in prison" (para 25).
Aug. 7, 2020, 3:49 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"The code sets 18 as a minimum age of marriage but allows judges to grant 'exemptions' to marry minor girls aged 15 to 18, at the request of their family. In 2018, 40,000 such exemptions were granted, amounting to almost 20 percent of marriages recorded during the year, in what Justice Minister Mohamed Aujjar called 'an alarming increase'" (para 20).
Aug. 7, 2020, 3:49 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: DSFMF-PRACTICE-3

"On September 30, a court in Rabat convicted and sentenced Hajar Raissouni, a 28-year-old journalist, to one year in prison for having an abortion and sex outside marriage after police arrested her on August 31" (para 10). "In a report released in June, the office of the General Prosecutor stated that 7,721 adults were prosecuted for having non-transactional sexual relations outside of marriage in 2018. The number includes 3,048 who were charged with adultery, 170 with same-sex relations, and all of the rest for sex between unmarried persons" (para 24).
Aug. 7, 2020, 3:49 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: IAW-PRACTICE-1, IAD-PRACTICE-1

"The Family Code discriminates against women with regard to inheritance" (para 20).
Aug. 7, 2020, 3:49 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: ABO-LAW-1

"The court sentenced Raissouni's fiance, Rifaat al-Amin, to one year in prison. The doctor accused of performing Raissouni's abortion received a two-year prison sentence, while a medical assistant and an office assistant both received suspended sentences for taking part in the procedure. All the individuals denied the charges. Raissouni, Al-Amin, and the doctor were freed on October 16 after receiving a royal pardon" (para 11). The convictions of a couple and their doctor for an abortion procedure suggests that abortion is illegal in Morocco, and carries stiff penalties (RAO-CODER COMMENT). "Morocco criminalizes abortion, thus endangering women's human rights including to life, health, freedom from cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment, and...more
Aug. 7, 2020, 3:49 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-2

"The Family Code discriminates against women with regard to...procedures to obtain divorce" (para 20).
Aug. 7, 2020, 3:49 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The code sets 18 as a minimum age of marriage but allows judges to grant 'exemptions' to marry minor girls aged 15 to 18, at the request of their family" (para 20).
Aug. 7, 2020, 3:49 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2, DV-LAW-1

"A law on violence against women criminalizes some forms of domestic violence and establishes preventative measures, but does not set out duties of police, prosecutors, and investigative judges in domestic violence cases, or fund women's shelters" (para 21).
Aug. 7, 2020, 3:49 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"The case was possibly motivated by Raissouni being a journalist at Akhbar Al Yaoum, a daily newspaper that authorities have targeted repeatedly for its independent reporting and commentary, and her being a relative of high-profile dissidents" (para 11). This suggests that Raissouni's conviction for having an abortion was related to her work as a journalist, suggesting that women are treatly poorly or unjustly when protesting the government (RAO-CODER COMMENT). "On July 8, a court in El Ayoun, Western Sahara, sentenced Nezha Khalidi, a member of Equipe Media, a collective of media activists who favor self-determination for Western Sahara, to a fine for exercising journalism without official credentials. Police arrested her...more
Aug. 7, 2020, 3:49 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: AOM-DATA-2

"In 2018, 40,000 such exemptions were granted, amounting to almost 20 percent of marriages recorded during the year, in what Justice Minister Mohamed Aujjar called 'an alarming increase'" (para 20). This suggests that exemptions that allow the marriage of minor girls under 18 are commonly used (RAO-CODER COMMENT).
Aug. 7, 2020, 3:49 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"On February 11, an appeals court in Tetouan sentenced Soufian al-Nguad, 29, to one year in prison for 'incitement to insurrection', after he posted comments on Facebook encouraging people to march in protest against the death of Hayat Belkacem. In September 2018, coastguards killed the 20-year-old Moroccan woman while firing on a boat that was apparently crossing the strait of Gibraltar to bring migrants clandestinely to Europe. A first-instance court sentenced al-Nguad to two years in prison. Though authorities pledged to investigate Belkacem's killing, their findings had not been publicly disclosed at time of writing" (para 13).
Aug. 7, 2020, 3:49 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: LDS-LAW-1

"A law that took effect in 2018 provides domestic workers with labor protections, including mandatory labor contracts, mandatory days off, minimum age, minimum wage, and maximum working hours guarantees. It imposes fines on employers who violate the law, and prison sentences for some repeat offenders" (para 23).
Aug. 7, 2020, 3:49 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: ABO-DATA-1, NGOFW-DATA-1

"According to the Moroccan Association to Combat Clandestine Abortions, between 600 and 800 abortions a day take place on average in Morocco, with about two-thirds of them by licensed doctors" (para 22).
Aug. 7, 2020, 3:49 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"The government has yet to approve a draft of Morocco's first law on the right to asylum. As of June 2019, the ministry of foreign affairs had granted, or started the administrative process for granting refugee cards, along with special residency permits and work authorizations to 803 persons, most of them sub-Saharan Africans, whom the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) had recognized. All of the 6,244 refugees recognized by the UNHCR since 2007 have access to public education and health services and most of them have regular residency permits and work authorizations, according to the UNHCR representation in Morocco" (para 19).
Aug. 7, 2020, 3:49 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"However, the government did not engage in any noticeable communication efforts to make sure the general public, including domestic workers and employers, are aware of the existence of the law" (para 23).
Aug. 7, 2020, 3:49 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: ABO-PRACTICE-1

"On September 30, a court in Rabat convicted and sentenced Hajar Raissouni, a 28-year-old journalist, to one year in prison for having an abortion and sex outside marriage after police arrested her on August 31. A prosecutor publicly disclosed deeply personal details about her sexual and reproductive life, and a judge refused to provisionally release her pending trial" (para 10). "The court sentenced Raissouni's fiance, Rifaat al-Amin, to one year in prison. The doctor accused of performing Raissouni's abortion received a two-year prison sentence, while a medical assistant and an office assistant both received suspended sentences for taking part in the procedure. All the individuals denied the charges. Raissouni, Al-Amin,...more
July 27, 2020, 11:48 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: AOM-DATA-2

According to 2018 data from the UNICEF Data Warehouse, 0.5% of women (aged 20-24 years) were married or in union before age 15 and 13.7% of women (aged 20-24 years) were married or in union before age 18 (CODER COMMENT - MAD)
July 27, 2020, 11:18 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: AOM-DATA-2

A UNICEF dataset from 2020 cites 2018 ENPSF data, which reports that 1% of women in Morocco aged 20 to 24 years were married by 15 and 14% of women in Morocco aged 20 to 24 years were married by 18 (CODER COMMENT - MAD)