I left Morocco more than 15 years ago. With the years and the distance, I have surely forgotten quite how difficult it is to live without the freedoms that have become so natural to me. I am Moroccan and, in Morocco, Muslim laws apply to me, whatever my personal relationship with the religion. I learned that I could not be homosexual, have an abortion or cohabit. If I were to have a child without being married, I could face criminal charges and my child would have no legal status; they would be a bastard. Born of an unknown father, the child will be a societal outcast and subject to social and economic exclusion. To avoid this exclusion and not risk arrest for an extramarital relationship, hundreds of women abandon children born outside wedlock. According to the Moroccan charity Insaf, in alone, 24 babies on average were abandoned every day, which adds up to almost 9, babies per year without identity or family, not to mention the corpses found in public bins.
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Covenant House's campaign in Canada launches to inform young women
By Joshua Rhett Miller. February 26, am Updated February 26, pm. An Oregon man has been busted for repeatedly duping Girl Scouts, buying cookies with counterfeit money, police said. Camden Stevens Ducharme, 36, of Salem, was arrested Sunday on charges of theft and forgery after two separate Girl Scouts troops reported getting bogus bills while hawking their iconic baked goods earlier this month, the Statesman Journal reports. Brown told KPTV that the man police say is Ducharme gave her year-old daughter, Ava, the money that immediately seemed to be a sham.
On the morning of Feb. The campaign not only utilized the shopfront promotion at a launch event last week, it also will advertise a convincingly fake fashion site with teenage models in trendy clothes superimposed on a pastel pink backdrop. According to Toronto Police Services, sex trafficking is a billion-dollar industry in Canada. Shoppable Girls was inspired by the need to get an eye-catching and thought-provoking message across to Ontarian girls and young women to build their awareness level on the issue of sex trafficking , and educate them on topics such as luring, grooming and other tactics used by traffickers. Parents and caregivers are also a key audience for the campaign.