NGO-Drafted Bill on Violence against Women in MoroccoKey Provisions (English)
Global Rights’ Living with Violence: A National Report on Domestic Abuse in Afghanistan (the Report)presents the findings of surveys on domestic violence conducted with women in 4,700 households in 16provinces1 located across Afghanistan in 2006.2 The research is unique in many respects. It is the first toreport on domestic violence throughout the country based on [...]
R e f o r m i n g Marriage Contract Procedures to Promote Women’s Human RightsThematic Working Group Recommendations from Morocco and Algeria
While it is difficult to determine the exact prevalence of domestic violence throughout Morocco, statistics that are available demonstrate that domestic violence is a widespread problem. A 2011 national study on the prevalence of violence against women found that 62.8% of women in Morocco of ages 18-64 had been victims of some form of violence [...]
Preface Access to justice is an essential component of protecting and enforcing human rights. Vulnerable groups in particular are more susceptible to human rights abuses where they do not have adequate access to justice mechanisms. As such, Global Rights commenced a paralegal program in Northern Nigeria to bridge the gap and afford indigent women access to legal aid. The unique aspect of this initiative is that it caters to both the formal and informal justice systems as well as the Sharia legal system, where women have been largely underserved. Global Rights believes that this intervention will not only promote the rule of law, but it will also reduce poverty and build long-term peace and stability.