Morocco: Rabat residents voice support for new sexual harassment law

Residents of the Moroccan capital Rabat commented on a new law that criminalise violence against women and sexual harassment on Friday. The ruling, named the Hakkaoui law after Family Affairs and Women's Issues Minister Bassima Hakkaoui, came into effect on Wednesday. It declared the definition of sexual harassment, including forcing marriage under the threat of violence and harassment on... Еще social media. Penalties ranges from prison terms of a maximum of five years and fines up to $1,000 (€857.) «This law is very good in Morocco and should be implemented as soon as possible,» said one woman. A man agreed, saying that despite possible flaws in the legal framework, the law 'is good for Moroccan society and Moroccan women.'

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