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Rabat: Violence against women law goes into effect

 

 A new law in Morocco criminalising violence against women goes into effect on Wednesday in what critics say is a first step in the right direction.

Approved by parliament on February 14, the bill, called as Hakkaoui law, imposes tougher penalties on perpetrators of various types of violence committed both in the private and public spheres, including rape, sexual harassment and domestic abuse.

Those found guilty of violating the law face prison terms ranging from one month to five years and fines from $200 to $1,000.

Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa has called upon leaders in Tabora ...

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Author: Online Reporter/ Agencies

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