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Morocco: New Violence Against Women Law

(Tunis) – Morocco’s new law on violence against women provides protections for survivors but contains gaps that should be addressed, Human Rights Watch said today.   After more than a decade of advocacy by Moroccan women’s rights organizations, Morocco has adopted Law no. 103-13 on combating violence against women. Morocco’s government presented the revised bill no. 103-13 on March 17, 2016, to the House of Representatives (first Parliamentary chamber), which passed it with some minor improvements on July 26, 2016 and sent it to the House of Councillors, the second chamber. It made some minor improvements…

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