Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation.Subhead: Moroccan lawmakers draft a bill threatening jail terms for sexual harassment. In the U.S., Pentagon figures indicate a sharp increase in reports of sexual assault in the military. Byline: WeNews staff
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Moroccan lawmakers have drafted a bill threatening jail terms for sexual harassment that will soon be submitted to parliament, Agence France-Presse reported Nov. 8. The proposed law would affect the author of "any unwelcome act against a third party in public spaces, whether an act, remark or gesture of a sexual nature, or intended to obtain a sexual act." Prison terms ranging from two months to two years and fine of between 1,000 and 3,000 dirhams ($122 to $365).
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