Western Sahara: Gender Based Violence

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 13th July 2022.

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Photo of Lyn Brown Lyn Brown Shadow Minister (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs)

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.

Photo of Graham Stuart Graham Stuart Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

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.

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