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News from Morocco: It’s A Girl!!! Kafala Granted Today!

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Watchtower of Morocco on Vimeo

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Walking through the streets of Marrakech, Essaouira, Fes el Bali and Casablanca.. taking in the sights and sounds of this beautiful place. I just wish my camera had shown the true beauty of Morocco.

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UN Report Expresses Concern Over Protection of Vulnerable Children in Morocco

It is great to see that the UN is urging Morocco to support unwed mothers and to consider adoption as a viable option, along with kinship and foster/kefala/guardianship.  The UN notes that Moroccan children are vulnerable to be taken into domestic servitude, without stronger measures in place.  

Source: http://www.moroccoworldnews.com/2014/09/140434/un-report-expresses-concern-over-protection-of-vulnerable-children-in-morocco/

By Colin Kilkelly

timthumb.php In particular, the committee is concerned that article 490 of the Moroccan Criminal Code punishes sexual relations outside marriage, resulting in dozens of babies being abandoned every day in the country.

The committee also expressed deep concern at the stigmatization and social rejection of single mothers in Morocco, of whom one third are adolescents. It also expressed concern over the serious consequences of this social rejection for their children, many of whom do not have identification documents or birth certificates, resulting in them having no legal existence.

The Committee’s report urged the Moroccan government to repeal article 490 and to provide unmarried mothers with support to enable them to take care of their children. It also called on the government to protect the rights of pregnant teenagers, adolescent mothers, and their children.

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News from Morocco: Congratulations to our Hopscotch Family!!

News from Morocco: Congratulations to our Hopscotch Family!!  Yesterday a beautiful baby boy joined his forever family.  Hurry Home!!   

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Easter Greetings from Morocco 2014

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Moroccan Program for Healthy Children Under 3: Now Accepting New Applications!

239 WELCOMING NEW APPLICANTS OF MUSLIM FAITH

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MALE CHILDREN UNDER 3 YEARS OF AGE URGENTLY NEED FAMILIES

IF YOU ARE A PRACTICING MUSLIM FAMILY OR SINGLE WOMAN, UNDER THE AGE OF 45 AND READY TO PROCEED WITH KEFALA OF A MALE CHILD UNDER THE AGE OF THREE, CONTACT HOPSCOTCH ADOPTIONS, INC. TODAY TO GET STARTED.

 

 

 

 

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Vegetarian Moroccan Harira

Vegetarian Moroccan Harira

Worthy and Reposted From: http://marocmama.com

This soup took about 1 hour start to finish to make.  Traditional harira takes several more. You might not be making this every night, but by making one big pot you’ll be guaranteed leftovers.

See more at: http://marocmama.com/2013/08/vegetarian-moroccan-harira.html

U.N. Urges Morocco Crackdown on Child Labor

w460 The U.N. children’s fund on Thursday called for "major mobilization" in Morocco against the phenomenon of child labor after a young house maid died from burns in the southern coastal resort of Agadir.

The Moroccan teenager died after suffering serious burns to her hands and face, an NGO said on Tuesday, adding that her employer is in police custody.

The case "relates to a girl, aged between 15 and 17, who worked as the house maid of a couple and who died on Sunday," said Omar el-Kindi, president of the NGO Insaf, confirming media reports.

"This drama adds to a series of similar terrible events," UNICEF said on Thursday.

It recalled its "strong condemnation of child labor" and urged "major mobilization for an end to this phenomenon of ‘little maids.’"

"We consider young girls doing domestic work to be one of the worst forms of child exploitation," said Morocco’s UNICEF representative, Aloys Kamuragiye.

Last November, Human Rights Watch called on Moroccan authorities to put an end to the recruitment and exploitation of child domestic workers.

It said girls as young eight were being recruited as maids, frequently beaten, verbally abused and sometimes refused adequate food by their employers.

A bill outlawing the employment of minors as domestic workers has been proposed but not yet been voted through parliament.

"The draft law on domestic labor could offer a beginning in legal protection to end children working as maids," the UNICEF statement said, and encouraged "the government and parliament to speed up its adoption."

The U.N. body also urged Moroccans themselves to change the practice. Reports say that between 60,000 and 80,000 young girls work as maids in the north African country.

Source: naharnet.com

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