Morocco: Whether women who refuse to go through with an arranged marriage may be subject to an "honour killing"; instances of "honour killings" in Morocco; state protection and NGO aid for women fearing an "honour killing"
|Publisher||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||14 January 2002|
|Citation / Document Symbol||MAR38241.E|
|Cite as||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Morocco: Whether women who refuse to go through with an arranged marriage may be subject to an "honour killing"; instances of "honour killings" in Morocco; state protection and NGO aid for women fearing an "honour killing", 14 January 2002, MAR38241.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3df4be670.html [accessed 9 December 2013]|
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No information on whether women who refuse to go through with an arranged marriage may be subject to an "honour killing" could be found among the sources consulted.
In her 25 January 2000 report on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Ms. Asma Jahangir, special rapporteur to the United Nations, lists Morocco as one of the countries in which "honour killings" occur, but does not provide additional information.
In the Fédération des femmes du Québec Website, in the section entitled "Marche mondiale des femmes. Pays et territoires et groupes participants," several Moroccan women's organizations appear. Among them, two are dedicated to helping women who are victims of violence: le Centre d'aide aux femmes victimes de violence is located in Rabat and Le Centre d'écoute et d'orientation juridique et spychologique pour femmes victimes de violence (Fédération des femmes du Québec, n.d.).
Le Centre d'écoute et d'orientation was created in 1995 by Zineb Maadi and is aiming to provide support to battered women by offering counselling and legal aid (Maroc Hebdo International).
No further information on state protection and NGO aid for women fearing an "honour killing" could be found among the sources consulted.
This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.
Fédération des femmes du Québec. N.d. "Marche mondiale des femmes, pays et territoires et groupes participants: Maroc."
Maroc Hebdo International [Casablanca]. 27 Dec. 1997-9 Jan. 1998. Ammal Jenane. "La femme et ses droits."
United Nations, Commission on Human Rights. 25 January 2000. (E/CN.4/2000/3). Civil and PoliticalRights,Including Questions of: Disappearances and Summary Executions. Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions. Report of the Special Rapporteur, Ms. Asma Jahangir, Submitted Pursuant to Commission on Human Rights resolution 1999/35.
Additional Sources Consulted
Five sources consulted did not respond to information requests.
State of the World Population 2000 Report
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Five sources did not respond to information requests
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