Empowering Women

Article 475 in Morocco’s penal code allows a rapist to avoid prosecution and a long prison sentence by marrying his victim even if she is a minor. 16 year-old Amina Filali, raped, beaten and forced to wed her rapist, killed herself. She saw it as her only escape. Individuals are invited to honor Amina’s memory by urging the Moroccan Parliament to repeal this law.