Morocco: Girls and young women at risk in Morocco
Source:International Human Rights Law Group
A national advocacy initiative targets the public, government officials, civic authorities, junior high and high school students, NGOs, and girls and young women at risk.
Throughout the month of March 2003, the Morocco Field Office of the International Human Rights Law Group and 13 local NGOs will conduct a variety of events in more than 20 sites across Morocco to raise awareness of the growing number of Moroccan girls and young women at risk of sexual abuse, forced labor, human trafficking and slavery-like practices in prostitution and domestic service.
This first-of-its-kind national advocacy initiative targets the public, government officials, civic authorities, junior high and high school students, NGOs, and girls and young women at risk. Events planned for the "Month of Awareness" include prevention, information, awareness raising, direct assistance, and advocacy activities that incorporate impact theatre pieces, videos, debates, discussions, round tables, open houses, support group meetings, awareness-raising civic caravans to rural areas, prison visits and women's human rights education sessions. A description of this Initiative as well as detailed Calendars of Activities can be found on the Campaign's Website.
Submitted on Thu, 03/06/2003 - 00:00
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