Human Rights Watch said that Morocco has a “lukewarm response” to domestic violence in recent years, and the country’s latest attempt to deal with the problem is unlikely to score any new points.
A state TV tutorial on the Channel 2M’s Sabahiyat show last week featured a make-up artist shows how domestic violence victims can be related to the evidence of the injury with the quality of cosmetics and a skillful hand, the Telegraph reports.
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“After the beating, this share is still sensitive, so don’t worry,” the host instructed during the lesson, which showed a woman with a fake black-and-blues sits in the makeup chair, according to the Washington Post.
“We hope that these beauty tips will help you continue with your normal life.” The program ended with suggestions for the most effective beauty products. A Change.org the petition was created in response to the tutorial, it proclaims: “not of domestic violence with make-up, condemn the aggressor!” The petition, to be sent to the land of the High Authority of Audiovisual Communication, also calls for a “rigorous sanctions” against the channel and show.
The channel removed the clip from its site and issued a statement on Friday to take note of the “error in [judgment] in light of the sensitivity and the seriousness of the subject of violence against women.” Morocco is the current attitude of domestic violence is legally murky, with little guidance about how the enforcement of the law should deal with such cases.
HRW said earlier this year a draft for a new law that is been pending since 2013 “has good elements, [but] … lacks a strong definition of domestic violence, and not criminalise rape within marriage.” (Barbers in Illinois are helping combat domestic violence.)
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