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Casablanca-Settat Region: Forum on “Sexual Extortion, Limits of Human Trafficking”

In partnership with Hassan II University in Casablanca, Morocco, the Regional Human Rights Commission of Casablanca-Settat Region (CRDH) organises a Regional Forum on "Sexual Extortion: Limits of Human Trafficking", at 9:30 a.m. on Monday 28 March 2022, at the Faculty of Medicine in Casablanca, Morocco.

Mrs. Amina Bouayach, President of the National Human Rights Council (CNDH), and Mr. Mohammed Talbi, President of Hassan II University in Casablanca, will launch this Forum.

This event is part of the implementation of the partnership agreement between the CRDH and Hassan II University. It interprets the engagement of the CRDH in the CNDH national campaign to combat violence against women and girls, launched on 25 November 2021.

This meeting is an opportunity to engage with universities in debating gender-based violence and raise awareness about its propagation and risks. The meeting also addresses this phenomenon which often overlaps with the human being trafficking crime, which is a gross violation of women's human rights.

Besides, stakeholders will assess the current situation related to sexual exploitation by evaluating the existing legal framework on combatting violence against women, particularly the law on the elimination of violence against women, the law on combating human trafficking, criminal law and the code of criminal procedure. This meeting will also be an occasion to highlight the need to put impunity and ensure non-repetition.

At this event, participants will focus on four main issues as follows: the effectiveness of law related to human trafficking in cases of sexual extortion, the opinion of the National Human Rights Council (CNDH) on Law 14-27, measures to encourage witnesses to report crimes of human trafficking, and the role of civil society in enhancing preventive and protective measures for human being trafficking victims.

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