Critics Say Morocco’s New Anti-Sexual Harassment Laws Do Not Provide Enough Protections For Women

Washington Post: Why activists aren’t happy with Morocco’s new anti-sexual-harassment laws
“…[T]he Moroccan government is hailing an anti-violence-against-women law that took effect this week after five years of efforts to get it passed. The law offers a variety of protections for women who report harassment or violence in Morocco, bans forced marriage, and mandates fines and even short prison sentences for people convicted of sexual harassment in a public space. It is the first time that women in Morocco will have legal pathways to seek justice from such behavior. … But critics say the long-sought-after law still falls short of giving women the protections they need…” (O’Grady, 9/13).