Morocco: Violence against women bill needs stronger safeguards

Index Number: MDE 29/4007/2016

As Morocco’s lawmakers are poised to debate and vote on Draft law 103-13 on combating violence against women, Amnesty International calls on the Moroccan authorities to seize this opportunity by enacting the highest international human rights law and standards. In particular, they must provide for comprehensive definitions of acts of violence, ensure access to justice, guarantee provision of support services for survivors of violence and effectively combat prejudices and discriminatory stereotypes both in law and practice.

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