Research and Reports

Last updated July 2014


Morocco’s Implementation of Accepted UPR Recommendations On Women’s RightsThe Advocates for Human Rights and Mobilising for Rights Associations, 26th Session of the Human Rights Council, Geneva, 10-27 June 2014. 

Human Rights Report on Trafficking of Persons, Especially Women and Children: Morocco, The Protection Project (April 1, 2014).

Morocco’s Compliance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child, Suggested List of Issues Relating to Sexual Abuse of Minors and Article 475 of the Moroccan Penal Code, The Advocates for Human Rights and MRA Mobilising for Rights Associates (February 2014). This report outlines how rapists were allowed to escape prosecution by marrying their underage victims.

2013 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices: Morocco, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, U.S. Department of State, (2014). Section 6 of the report contains information on the status of women in Morocco and a section on human trafficking.

2013 Trafficking in Persons Report: Morocco, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, U.S. Department of State, (June, 2013). This report classifies Morocco as a Tier 2 Watch List country.  Morocco does not currently meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking, but is working to meet these requirements. The report provides information on the current status of human trafficking in Morocco, and makes suggestions for improving the country’s classification.

Reforming Marriage Contract Procedure to Promote Women’s Human Rights, Global Rights (March 2012). 

Shadow Report: Challenges with Addressing Domestic Violence in Compliance with the Convention Against Torture, 47th Session of the Committee Against Torture, The Advocates for Human Rights and Global Rights (October 31-November 25, 2011). 

Morocco: MENA Gender Equality Profile, Status of Girls and Women in the Middle East and North Africa, UNICEF (2011).

Les violences faites aux femmes pendant leur voyage clandestin: Algérie, France, Espagne, Maroc, UN High Commissioner for Refugees (April 2010). Research paper concerning violence against illegal female immigrants travelling in Algeria, France, Spain, and Morocco.

Conditions, Not Conflict: Promoting Women's Human Rights in the Maghreb through Strategic Use of the Marriage Contract, Global Rights, (September 2008).

Concluding comments of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women: Morocco (April 8, 2008). This is a review of a report submitted by Morocco in compliance with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.

Promotion and Protection of all Human Rights, Civil, Political, Economic, Social and Cultural, Including the Right to Development: Mission to Morocco, Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education (November 27 — December 5, 2006).  This study discusses literacy rates among women in Morocco and calls for strong legal protection against sexual harassment and sexual abuse for girls and women. 

Making Human Rights Real: A Human Rights Education Program for Women in Morocco, Global Rights: Morocco, (July 2004).

State Violence in Morocco: An Alternative Report to the United Nations Committee Against Torture, World Organization Against Torture (April, 2004). Part two of this report documents state-sponsored violence against women. The report also provides specific recommendations on ending violence against women in Morocco.