Rabat- Amnesty International’s Morocco branch leads a campaign for government support of women’s sexual freedom on International Women’s Day.
In a bold move, Amnesty International leads its campaign under the slogan “My body’s rights”, and calls on the government to acknowledge sexual freedom as a part of human rights.
According to Akhbar Alyaoum, this campaign aims to break the wall of silence around sexual freedom, sensitizing Moroccan women to their rights so that they will advocate for them.
According to the same source, Amnesty International Morocco director Mohamed Sektaoui stated that the organization asks the government to “include sexual freedom in its criminal code reforms, and acknowledge it as a part of human rights.”
He added “sexual relations outside of marriage must not be considered a crime punishable by law.” He explained that “this hampers the achievement of sexual freedom”.
The campaign strives to ensure sexual freedom for Moroccan women, and to encourage youth to demand their right to make their sexual choices freely, without any fear.