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Morocco: Amendment of rape provision is a step in the right direction

Headline Title:  Morocco: Amendment of rape provision is a step in the right direction 23 January 2014 The Moroccan Parliament's vote to amend a law so that rapists can no longer escape prosecution by marrying their victims if they are under 18 is an important step in the right direction, Amnesty International said today.  The organization added that the amendment was long overdue and much more still needed to be done in the country and throughout the region. "Today’s vote is a welcome step but Morocco still needs a comprehensive strategy to protect women and girls from violence,…

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