Understanding Culture
Protecting Human Rights
Thoraya
A. Obaid

UNFPA Executive Director
Gender Equity Human Rights

Bangladesh
Colombia
Ghana
Kenya
Mauritania
Mexico
Morocco
Romania
Sierra Leone
Turkey

Laying the groundwork
Starting off right
Bulding in sustainability
Caring for the individual
Gaining support through advocacy
The Projects



MOROCCO
Tackling domestic violence from many angles


A progressive political environment in Morocco has ushered in a number of victories for women, including landmark reforms to Al Mudawwana, a legal code that governs family life. Another victory is widespread acceptance of a national strategy to combat violence against women. The strategy came about after years of advocacy and consensus-building, supported by UNFPA and civil society organizations, following a national debate on the role of women and men that had once polarized Moroccan society. Ensuring that the strategy makes a difference will require continued awareness-raising about womens rights, and building the capacity of the health and justice institutions that are charged with implementing it around the country.

 



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