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        2/24/2014, Adar 24, 5774

      Women's Rights Advance in Morocco


      MPs in Morocco advanced women's rights last month, when they approved the amendment of Article 475 of the Criminal Code dealing with the sexual assault of women and girls.

      The original law stated that men guilty of sexually assaulting girls under the age of 18 would face between one and five years' imprisonment, but with a catch: an option to avoid jail time - by marrying their victims.