Rabat - A new report released by the United Nations shows that Moroccan women still suffer from discrimination.
Rabat – A new report released by the United Nations shows that Moroccan women still suffer from discrimination.
The United Nations’ Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) published its report on the implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Morocco.
The committee stated that there is still room for improvement, particularly on issues regarding women’s rights.
The committee’s experts highlighted that “the progress for the elimination of discrimination against women is very slow”. They also expressed their worries regarding women’s limited access to justice.
The delay in the adoption of a draft law on violence against women and that the continued criminalization of illicit relations «dissuades” women from reporting rape,” it added. The committee has also underlined the “increasing number of early and forced marriage in the country.”
These statements have been formulated solely for information purposes and do not directly engage Morocco’s responsibility. It is important to note that Morocco has not yet ratified the Optional Protocol related to the International Covenant of Cultural, Social and Economic rights.
However, the committee expressed its satisfaction over Morocco’s intention to ratify the pact.
The coming periodic report will be examined on October 31, 2020.