Morocco adopts new family code
The House of Advisors unanimously adopted on Friday the new family code that aims at promoting the situation of women in the Moroccan society.
Reforms of the Code, formerly known as the Mudawana, were first announced by King Mohammed VI on October 10. Last Friday, the code was adopted by the House of Representatives The MAP reported.
The reformed Code puts family under the joint responsibility of spouses, imposes difficult conditions for polygamy, and raises women’s age of marriage from 15 to 18.
The reforms, in harmony with the teachings of Islam, were seen as “revolutionary” and were largely welcomed in the Moroccan society and worldwide.
Justice minister, Mohamed Bouzoubaa, said Friday the government is keen to gather all conditions for a successful implementation of the family code, underlining that the new law meets the aspirations of all Moroccans.
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