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Jan. 8, 2022, 9:32 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

"No laws limit participation of women or members of minorities in the political process, and they did participate" (25).
Jan. 8, 2022, 9:32 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"The DGAPR reported there was no discrimination in access to health services or facilities based on gender for female prisoners" (5).
Jan. 8, 2022, 9:32 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"In some cases employers subjected children to the worst forms of child labor, including commercial sexual exploitation, sometimes as the result of human trafficking" (40).
Jan. 8, 2022, 9:32 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

We have seen convictions in the data (SFR - CODER COMMENT). "Europe-bound human smuggling and human trafficking decreased after January following a government of Morocco and EU agreement. Moroccan authorities cooperated with Spanish and EU authorities to thwart trafficking networks and arrest smugglers" (23).
Jan. 8, 2022, 9:32 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: DSFMF-PRACTICE-4

"The Beni Mellal Court of Appeals subjected Okkarou [who had reported being raped] to a virginity exam by a judicial medical examiner, who determined the results were inconclusive" (31).
Jan. 8, 2022, 9:32 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

"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. Women are generally entitled to receive half the inheritance a man would receive in the same circumstances. A sole male heir would receive the entire estate, while a sole female heir would receive half the estate with the rest going to other relatives" (32).
Jan. 8, 2022, 9:32 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The age of consent is 18" (33).
Jan. 8, 2022, 9:32 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"According to the Conduct in UN Field Missions online portal, there were two allegations submitted during the year of rape of a child in January through March and in April, respectively, by Moroccan peacekeepers deployed to the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MINUSCO)... Morocco and the United Nations jointly investigated two allegations submitted in 2018... The UN repatriated the assailant, and the government of Morocco issued a 60-day prison sentence" (5)."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. Some sexual...more
Jan. 8, 2022, 9:32 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

"The labor code prohibits discrimination against persons in employment and occupation based on race, religion, national origin, color, sex, ethnicity, or disability, including physical, sensory, intellectual, and mental disability. The law does not address age or pregnancy" (40).
Jan. 8, 2022, 9:32 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1, FSCB-LAW-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion or involuntary sterilization" (31).
Jan. 8, 2022, 9:32 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"According to the Conduct in UN Field Missions online portal, there were two allegations submitted during the year of rape of a child in January through March and in April, respectively" (5). "The Prosecutor General’s Office launched an investigation into the rape of a 34-year-old woman in Rabat on June 9. The victim died two days later at a hospital from severe injuries inflicted during the rape" (30). "In 2018 Khadija Okkarou, 18, reported to the authorities that she was kidnapped in Oulad Ayad in June and held for two months by a group of men who raped her repeatedly and forced her to consume drugs and alcohol" (31).more
Jan. 8, 2022, 9:32 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"Spousal rape is not a crime [in Morocco]" (29).
Jan. 8, 2022, 9:32 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: CLCC-LAW-2

"The law establishes that all children have civil status regardless of their family status. 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" (32).
Jan. 8, 2022, 9:32 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"The law does not specifically define domestic violence against women and minors, but the general prohibitions of the criminal code address such violence. Legally, high-level 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" (30).
Jan. 8, 2022, 9:32 p.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" (30). "According to the government, in 2018, 7,263 individuals were investigated for criminal offenses associated with 6,702 reported cases of child abuse. Prosecutions for child abuse were extremely rare" (33).
Jan. 8, 2022, 9:32 p.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" (29). "Under the law, a sexual assault conviction may result in a prison sentence of six months to five years and a fine of 2,000 to 10,000 dirhams ($210 to $1,050)" (29).
Jan. 8, 2022, 9:32 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"No laws limit participation of women or members of minorities in the political process" (25).
Jan. 8, 2022, 9:32 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"A few NGOs provided shelter, assistance, and guidance for survivors of domestic abuse. There were reports, however, that these shelters were not accessible to persons with disabilities. 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" (31).
Jan. 8, 2022, 9:32 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits... practices related to child pornography. Penalties for sexual exploitation of children under the criminal code range from two years’ to life imprisonment and fines from 9,550 dirhams ($1,000) to 344,000 dirhams ($36,100)" (33).
Jan. 8, 2022, 9:32 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: ATDW-LAW-5

"Physical abuse was legal grounds for divorce, although few women reported such abuse to authorities" (30). "The family code places the family under the joint responsibility of both spouses, makes divorce available by mutual consent" (32).
Jan. 8, 2022, 9:32 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: CONST-LAW-1

"While the constitution provides women equal rights with men in civil, political, economic, cultural, and environmental affairs, laws favor men in property and inheritance" (31-32).
Jan. 8, 2022, 9:32 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"Bassima Hakkaoui announced on July 9 that, based on a national survey conducted by the ministry, 93.4 percent of women who were victims of violence did not press charges against the aggressor. 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" (30).
Jan. 8, 2022, 9:32 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"NGOs, human rights groups, media outlets, and UNICEF claimed child abuse was widespread. According to the government, in 2018, 7,263 individuals were investigated for criminal offenses associated with 6,702 reported cases of child abuse" (33).
Jan. 8, 2022, 9:32 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"Before the law on violence against women was passed in 2018, sexual harassment was only a crime if it was committed by a supervisor in the workplace. Under the 2018 law, sexual harassment is a crime punishable by up to six months in prison and a fine up to 10,000 dirhams ($1,000) if the offense takes place in a public space or by insinuations through texts, audio recording, or pictures. In cases where the harasser is a coworker, supervisor, or security official, the sentence is doubled... civil society leaders stat[ed] they did not observe efforts by the government to enforce the law or provide training on the new law for...more
Jan. 8, 2022, 9:32 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The legal age for marriage is 18, but parents, with the informed consent of the minor, may secure a waiver from a judge for underage marriage" (33).
Jan. 8, 2022, 9:32 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"The Prosecutor General’s Office launched an investigation into the rape of a 34-year-old woman in Rabat on June 9. The victim died two days later at a hospital from severe injuries inflicted during the rape... Authorities reported the suspects were facing charges of premediated murder..." (30).
Jan. 8, 2022, 9:32 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"For insults and defamation based on gender, an individual may be fined up to 60,000 dirhams for insults and up to 120,000 dirhams for defamation ($6,300 to $12,600)" (29). "Before the law on violence against women was passed in 2018, sexual harassment was only a crime if it was committed by a supervisor in the workplace. Under the 2018 law, sexual harassment is a crime punishable by up to six months in prison and a fine up to 10,000 dirhams ($1,000) if the offense takes place in a public space or by insinuations through texts, audio recording, or pictures... civil society leaders stat[ed] they did not observe efforts by the...more
Jan. 8, 2022, 9:32 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: MARR-LAW-3, ATFPA-LAW-1

"The family code places the family under the joint responsibility of both spouses" (32).
Jan. 8, 2022, 9:32 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"The law prohibits commercial sexual exploitation, sale, offering or procuring for prostitution, and practices related to child pornography. Penalties for sexual exploitation of children under the criminal code range from two years’ to life imprisonment and fines from 9,550 dirhams ($1,000) to 344,000 dirhams ($36,100)" (33).
Sept. 13, 2021, 11:20 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, Comoros, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Denmark, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, France, Gabon, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Jordan, Macedonia, Montenegro, Morocco, Paraguay, Peru, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, Turkey, Vanuatu
Variables: LRW-SCALE-12

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