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04/01/2014 Moroccan women fight violence against women

Author: Millennia2015

Source: UNRIC

 

 

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Moroccan women fight violence against women

UNRIC

 

The long-awaited bill, currently under study, comes after the adoption of a new constitution in 2011 that enshrines gender equality and urges the state to promote it.

 

In the preliminary version of the bill, prison sentences of up to 25 years threaten perpetrators of violence against women.

 

The bill, still in drafting state, would take unprecedented steps towards criminalising sexual harassment, risking possible three-year prison terms for suspects.

"We have waited for years for this law and we are now very disappointed by its content," said Najat Errazi, who heads the Moroccan Association for Women's Rights, speaking  at a meeting in Casablanca, to discuss the bill, according to AFP news agency.

 

 

=> Direct link to the article here: http://www.unric.org/en/latest-un-buzz/28890-moroccan-women-fight-violence-against-women

 

 

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