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Help Free Moroccan Rape Victimsfrom Having to Choose Between Marriage to the Perp., or Suicide-PLEASE SIGN!

Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, rape, humans, society, women, suicide )

- 1868 days ago -
A Moroccan law allows a rapist to avoid prosecution: if he marries his victim. This puts women, and girls, in a terrible bind. There is a vote coming up in Morocco, regarding this law, which we may have a chance to impact.


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Mitchell D (82)
Friday January 10, 2014, 8:49 am
This may be a rare opportunity to help improve the lives of women in Morocco, perhaps elsewhere, by extension, now and into the future.

Ingrid A (524)
Friday January 10, 2014, 8:50 am

Sheryl G (359)
Friday January 10, 2014, 9:18 am
Already signed yesterday from another C2 member who placed same petition on. But I did check to make sure it was the same petition. Thanks.

Lady Suki (446)
Friday January 10, 2014, 9:19 am
For some reason it's not letting me sign. But I upvoted it. Please sign guys. :)

Davida P (283)
Friday January 10, 2014, 9:26 am
Noted & Signed, Thanks

John B (185)
Friday January 10, 2014, 9:26 am
Thanks Mitch for the link. Signed one like this yesterday, but this was different. Signed and noted.

Solitary Eagle (324)
Friday January 10, 2014, 9:32 am
Tried to sign it several times, and kept being sent to a blank page. I shared it and will try to sign again later. Thanks for posting and bringing it to my attention, Mitchell.

Mike H (252)
Friday January 10, 2014, 9:32 am
Signed, stop this barbaric evil!

Lynn Squance (235)
Friday January 10, 2014, 9:33 am
signed this morning from the Avaaz notice I received.

jeanne schreurs (205)
Friday January 10, 2014, 9:37 am

thanks Mitchell and Davida

Regan Copple (16)
Friday January 10, 2014, 9:43 am
When is there going to be an Arab League Human Rights Statement? They need to be hammered on these issues until they decide to join the 21st Century with the rest of us. Treating women like chattel, or property, is caveman logic, & these troglodytes need to be dragged into the present, even if they're kicking & screaming, their religious sensibilities be damned. No religion should be allowed to enact laws that take away basic human rights, & not having to marry your rapist I would think should be right up there at the top of the list.

lee e (114)
Friday January 10, 2014, 9:45 am
N+S - thanks Mitch!

Carmen S (611)
Friday January 10, 2014, 9:45 am
Thanks Mitchell for sharing this, signed, and hope this kind of thing becomes a memory soon.

Gary L (138)
Friday January 10, 2014, 9:48 am
I tried to sign and wasn't able will try later

Robert B (60)
Friday January 10, 2014, 10:07 am
Signed! Men who think women are mere property to be abused need to have their attitudes adjusted with a big Karmic two by four!!!!!!

Gene J (290)
Friday January 10, 2014, 10:46 am
It is just beyond imagining that in this time so much of the world turns a blind (deaf and dumb too) eye to the horrific conditions under which women and girls live is so many parts of the world. How is this NOT the business of the United Nations? Is it only if bombs fall that people care about other people's plight? It isn't enough to wring our collective hands at things like this because "it is their culture" or "it is their religion". Human rights are the business of every person and every country on the planet, tradition, culture, religion be damned. PEOPLE come first, your pathetic excuses for harming each other, particularly the weak, the infirm, the elderly, minorities, those of other religions, and women and girls everywhere, hold no water and ought be attacked from every angle possible all of the time, until this flipping world becomes a civilized place. Nothing less is acceptable nor should it be. Silence is consent and I do not consent nor do I understand why anyone, any country does. Look the other way is NOT a policy, it is an abdication of our responsibility as human beings to care for each other. Nothing less will ever work until we all say a collective NO to these serial killing abusers.

Lisa AWAY (204)
Friday January 10, 2014, 10:59 am
Thanks for taking action!

Mary T (356)
Friday January 10, 2014, 11:07 am
Thank you Mitchell - signed, noted and shared...need to fight for the rights of women, especially victims of rape

Solitary Eagle (324)
Friday January 10, 2014, 11:09 am

ewoud k (68)
Friday January 10, 2014, 11:53 am

Thanks Mitch!

Melissa W (229)
Friday January 10, 2014, 12:13 pm
Noted and signed - thanks!

Daniel Partlow (179)
Friday January 10, 2014, 12:59 pm
Happily signed!

Kathleen R (192)
Friday January 10, 2014, 1:02 pm
Thank you Mitch. Signed and noted. What can I say that hasn't already been said. And Gene J, you said it best. Thank you Gene. Thank you all who signed.

Carrie B (306)
Friday January 10, 2014, 1:23 pm
Signed and noted. Thank you Mitch.

Animae C (507)
Friday January 10, 2014, 1:32 pm
Prev. signed
436,215 have signed.

JL A (281)
Friday January 10, 2014, 1:36 pm

Past Member (0)
Friday January 10, 2014, 3:42 pm
Signed earlier-thx Mitchell

Stuart Thomas (497)
Friday January 10, 2014, 5:08 pm


Darlene W (289)
Friday January 10, 2014, 5:26 pm
Noted and signed, bless all who care.

David C (80)
Friday January 10, 2014, 5:29 pm

pam w (139)
Friday January 10, 2014, 5:36 pm
I don't believe for one minute that this petition will carry any influence.....but I signed it, partly to assuage my anger at the way this culture treats women.

Past Member (0)
Friday January 10, 2014, 5:43 pm
Signed yesterday, but I was able to sign again w/o the usual message Avaaz gives if you've already signed.

This is a very important petition, and I was glad to see the signatures from around the world rolling in.

Thanks for taking action!
Thanks for sending a message!

The more people sign and flood the minister with messages, the stronger our call becomes.

Thanks Mitch !

Mitchell D (82)
Friday January 10, 2014, 5:56 pm
Thank you all!!
Spread the word!
AniMaeChi, that is a heart warming kind of response you have told us about.
Gene,, what can I say other than "You Rock!"
Regan, an Arab League Human Rights Statement sounds like a wonderful idea,, sadly, also, right now it sounds like an oxymoron, as well. Troglodytes indeed!!

Constance F (418)
Friday January 10, 2014, 6:58 pm
resharing on fb ~ thank you Mitch for posting this ~ almost half a million so far ~ i think this can easily make a million or more.

Friday January 10, 2014, 7:58 pm
Thanks for sharing.

Sylvie Bermannova (42)
Friday January 10, 2014, 8:08 pm
Noted; the protest message sent.

Julie Botsch (12)
Friday January 10, 2014, 9:32 pm
Thank You ...for your concern on the following issue.:) I appreciate it!

Sherri G (128)
Friday January 10, 2014, 9:52 pm
Signed and Noted TY Mitchell

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Friday January 10, 2014, 9:52 pm
Thank you!!! (s, n, p, t)

Bridget Robertson (106)
Saturday January 11, 2014, 1:17 am
Signed and noted. Tay Mitchell.

Athena F (131)
Saturday January 11, 2014, 3:14 am

Lona G (66)
Saturday January 11, 2014, 4:01 am
S&N Already over 600,000 signatures there,; I hope they get to a million.

Lindsay Kemp (6)
Saturday January 11, 2014, 4:25 am
Signed and noted!

Angelika R (143)
Saturday January 11, 2014, 7:13 am
Thanks Mitch for having posted this as well-it is GOOD when there are multiple posts out for a cause SUCH AS THIS ONE! (signed of course earlier on my own post)

Gary L (138)
Saturday January 11, 2014, 8:33 am
finally got on and signed and noted thanks Mitch you the man

Past Member (0)
Saturday January 11, 2014, 9:20 am

Winn Adams (179)
Saturday January 11, 2014, 10:43 am
Petition signed - this has to end today . . . .

Robert O (12)
Saturday January 11, 2014, 12:21 pm
Thank you for taking action to reform Moroccan law!

Thanks Mitchell!

Teresa GarcĂ­a (40)
Saturday January 11, 2014, 4:41 pm
Signed & Noted. Thank you Mitchell. :)

Mitchell D (82)
Saturday January 11, 2014, 4:45 pm
Thank you all, again; keep spreading the word on this.

Carlene V (202)
Saturday January 11, 2014, 6:23 pm
Had previously signed but did again. This is insane treatment for women that have been raped.

Anne P (174)
Sunday January 12, 2014, 7:10 am
Gladly signed. Thanks, Mitch!

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 12, 2014, 9:47 am
Thank you Mitchell ~ happily noted and signed! Women need justice and this is not justice. Will share!

Mitchell D (82)
Sunday January 12, 2014, 1:09 pm
Apparently, various cultures and their systems, like Morocco's, are either not interested in justice, or see it very differently than we do. I am guessing that this is what can happen when cultures get "frozen in time," like in the 12th century.
I think ours, too, is stuck, much of it in the 18th, or 19th century.

Emily S (3)
Thursday January 16, 2014, 10:06 am
This is very sad. I signed.

Gabriele Jefferson (147)
Saturday April 12, 2014, 10:16 am
noted, signed, shared on fb, twitter, google+
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