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Beverly
- 388 days ago - forcechange.com
Sign this petition and demand that these draconian laws be removed from Moroccan law.



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Beverly M. (91)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 7:05 am
Target: King Mohammed VI

Goal: Remove laws requiring victims of sexual abuse to marry their attackers from Moroccan law.

In Morrocco, laws are currently in place that force women and young girls to marry their rapists and put teenagers in jail for public displays of affection. This has caused great distress for those targeted by the new laws. A number of survivors of sexual violence have committed suicide in recent months when facing the prospect of marrying their attackers. In March 2012 for example, a sixteen-year-old girl named Amina Filali swallowed rat poison rather than marry the man that had allegedly raped her. These laws must be immediately removed from the Moroccan code of law.

Three teenagers are set to appear in court for kissing and posting photos of themselves on the social media website, Facebook. Two teenage boys and one girl were charged with ‘public indecency’ for their actions. One of the boys was accused of ‘indecent assault’ on a minor for the kiss that was posted to Facebook. The ‘indecent assault’ charge carries a possible sentence of 2-5 years and a possible fine.

While the Moroccan government has been drafting laws to protect women from violence, the going has been slow. Laws that protect women’s rights often take years to pass through the legislature. Delays in legal reform leave women and young girls open to exploitation and abuse. More lives will be in danger as long as things remain the way they are. Sign this petition and demand that these draconian laws be removed from Moroccan law.

 

John De Avalon (35)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 7:06 am
Gladly signed...
 

Cher Away Moving (1470)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 7:06 am


Thnx hun!


 

Frans Badenhorst (560)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 7:10 am
...thanks for posting this Beverly - I have no words........

Your signature has been recorded. Please spread the word
 

Natasha Salgado (576)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 7:25 am
S+S-thx Beverly
 

Mitchell D. (132)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 7:25 am
Noted, signed, and saddened that this kind of thing continues...though I did know it, in the back attic of my brain.
Whether this kind of thing is a result of culture, religion supporting culture, or whatever, it is a symptom of a patriarchal system that is quite outdated, in my opinion.
 

Bee S. (207)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 7:28 am
Thank You for this, Beverly dear...
Done.
 

Debbie Williamson (275)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 7:37 am
Gladly signed and shared. Thank you, Beverly.
 

Dandelion G. (384)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 7:37 am
. Your signature has been recorded. This does NOT make the rape go away by marrying the one raped. I know in some Countries it makes her unworthy for a husband and therefore sent into life of poverty and maybe slavery. It might be some weird way of preventing this from happening to the woman. It still doesn't make her life better for now she is stuck with the one who did harm to her. Talk about being between a rock and hard place or out of the frying pan into the fire. A loose loose for these women. The whole Country needs to do better in changing these barbaric policies.
 

Ben Oscarsito (354)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 7:58 am
Done. I don't know what to say, I just don't...
 

Mary T. (321)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 8:21 am
Thank you Beverly - signed & noted...Rather kill myself than be forced to into a horrible marriage with my rapist.
 

Frances Darcy (225)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 8:31 am
signed
 

Franshisca Dearmas (91)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 9:04 am
Noted and signed. TY Beverly
 

Michela m. (3955)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 9:24 am

S&N
 

Barry T. (901)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 10:34 am
noted, signed, shared - thanks!
 

John Holton (361)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 10:50 am
S and N
 

Angelene B. (146)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 11:04 am
signed
 

Terrie Williams (773)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 11:33 am
Your signature has been recorded.
S/S/N
 

Yvonne F. (176)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 11:36 am
Horrible!!!!! So signed!!!!! Thanks Beverly
 

Kenny V. (1500)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 11:41 am
noted and signed thanks for sharing
 

ewoud k. (73)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 11:44 am
21st century for everyone on this planet!

S&N, thanks Beverly!
 

paula eaton (30)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 11:59 am
Signed. The poor woman suffers from the rape and then lives in misery. Insane policy from a backward country.
 

Karen Chestney (110)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 12:07 pm
....Petition.....signed...and forwarded.....Thanks.
 

Ingrid A. (532)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 12:14 pm
Done.
 

Roger Garin-michaud (113)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 12:36 pm
signed, twitted and noted, thanks
 

Shanti S. (0)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 12:38 pm
Thank you.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 12:54 pm
S&N.
This is just unbelievable!!!!
 

Colleen L. (2)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 12:54 pm
Petition signed. Thanks Beverly
 

norma laborie (33)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 1:21 pm
It's a shame! signed
 

Birgit W. (152)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 1:29 pm
Signed.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (448)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 2:00 pm
petition signed
 

Ken L. (74)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 2:46 pm
Signed and Noted , Thanks Beverly.
 

Joanne Dixon (40)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 2:56 pm
Signed from email, thanks for posting.
 

Lynne Buckley (0)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 3:12 pm
Signed
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (280)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 3:15 pm
Your signature has been recorded.
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 3:28 pm
Signed
 

Kathleen R. (138)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 3:51 pm
noted, signed earlier today
 

jess b (24)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 4:00 pm
signed ty
 

Henrik Thorsen (28)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 4:17 pm
Signed.
 

Angeles Madrazo (293)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 5:00 pm
Signed!
 

A F. (132)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 5:00 pm
Thank you, signed and noted. THIS MUST STOP!
 

Rhonda W. (379)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 5:11 pm
signed and noted
 

Gloria H. (88)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 5:41 pm
signed. That is one crazy country where an intact hymen is more valuable than a brain in a woman.
 

Lois Jordan (58)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 5:56 pm
Signed & noted. Thanks, Beverly.
 

Jason Flint (5)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 7:08 pm
signed and noted
 

Madhu Pillai (22)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 9:31 pm
Signed
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (394)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 11:04 pm
I think I signed this at least three times!
 

caroline s. (79)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 11:29 pm
Signed }:-((
 

Karen Chestney (110)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 11:57 pm
Petition....signed...and...forwarded to twitter and facebook...Thanks.
 

Julie W. (22)
Wednesday November 27, 2013, 12:30 am
Signed - so glad there is a petition for this. Reading about it yesterday was horrifying.
 

Inge Bjorkman (147)
Wednesday November 27, 2013, 1:34 am
What a stupid law, what happens if the woman is already married when she is raped?

Love
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday November 27, 2013, 6:07 am
noted and signed, thanks
 

Emma S. (228)
Wednesday November 27, 2013, 7:33 am
Signed yesterday - thanks, Beverly.
 

Neill Abayon (718)
Wednesday November 27, 2013, 2:31 pm
Noted, tweeted and signed.
 

Raman V. (48)
Wednesday November 27, 2013, 10:29 pm
That's so sick. Noted and signed.
 

kate k (478)
Thursday November 28, 2013, 4:29 am
so signed thank you Beverly
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday November 28, 2013, 6:13 am
Signed and noted. Thank you Beverly.
 

Ann B. (140)
Thursday November 28, 2013, 7:38 am
noted and signed
 

Dimitris Dallis (2)
Friday November 29, 2013, 2:41 am
I think I signed it, but it's better to be sure :)
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Wednesday December 4, 2013, 12:29 pm
Done
 
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