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Western Sahara: Gender Based Violence

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 29978, tabled on 4 July 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps she plans to take to raise with her Moroccan counterpart allegations of physical and sexual abuse by Moroccan authorities of Sahrawi women activists in Boujdour, Western Sahara.

Answered on

13 July 2022

Support for human rights is a UK priority around the world. We raise human rights issues with Morocco accordingly and continue to monitor cases in Western Sahara, including by encouraging the investigation of such allegations both by the relevant authorities and Morocco's national human rights body.