Moroccan state TV has aired a makeup tutorial to show physically abused women how to hide the evidence of domestic violence.Some feel that the how-to guide normalises the assault of wives in the African country and teaches women the message to cover it up rather than to do something to stop it.
Morocco is a constitutional monarchy and its predominant religion is Islam. It’s laws reflect the values and culture of Islam so it is not a safe place for gays and it is still a restrictive place for women though it has made some improvements.
Same-sex sexual activity is illegal in Morocco and can be punished with anything from 6 months to 3 years imprisonment and a fine of 120 to 1200 dirhams.
In stark contrast to women in the West, Moroccan women did not get the right to divorce their husbands, to child custody, to child support or to own and inherit property until 2004.