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HACA partner of “16 days of activism for the Elimination of Violence Against Women”

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The High Authority for Audiovisual Communication contributes for the third year in a row to the 16 Days of Activism Campaign for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, designed and organized by UN Women as an annual international awareness-raising event that starts on November 25, International for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and ends on December 10, Human Rights Day.

The Moroccan audiovisual media regulatory body is participating within the framework of its partnership with UN Women-Morocco in the operation “Orangez le monde”, which consists of displaying the color orange on various buildings and communication media and to remind the public opinion of some data concerning the manifestations, causes and consequences of violence suffered by women.

HACA’s contribution to this year’s campaign is all the more relevant as the exceptional circumstances of health crisis and lockdown have been marked around the world by an upsurge in violence against women. UN Women has also emphasized this dimension by choosing for the 2020 campaign the theme “Aggravated and Accentuated Vulnerability of Women in Times of Crisis”.

Throughout this campaign, the HACA will exhibit on the home portal of its website ( www.haca.ma ) the messages designed by UN Women on the prevalence of violence against women and girls in Morocco. It will also highlight, on this occasion, its citizen regulation platform which allows any citizen to lodge a complaint concerning audiovisual content broadcasted by regulated Moroccan radio and television stations that they would have considered as violating the law on communication audiovisual services relating to the fight against gender-based violence and respect for the dignity of women.

The mobilization of the High Authority is fully in line with its constitutional mandate which entrusts it with the mission of “Contributing to promoting the culture of equality and parity between men and women and to combating all forms of discrimination and stereotypical images violating the dignity of women ”.

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