Rabat - Spanish media outlets have reported that young women conscripted into mandatory military service in Morocco will be subjected to a virginity test. Rabat — Spanish media outlets have reported that young women conscripted into mandatory military service in Morocco will be subjected to a virginity test. The news has sparked outrage and controversy on social media.
The allegations arose in an Amnesty International report, published weeks after the March 9 protest. It was claimed women demonstrators were beaten, given electric shocks, strip-searched, threatened with prostitution charges and forced to submit to virginity checks. At that time, one Major Amr Imam said, 17 women had been arrested but he denied allegations of torture or "virginity tests".
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Please refresh the page and retry. The issue is being raised as the UK Department for International Development Dfid and the Department of Trade move to expand relations with the fast growing south east Asian state. J ust last week, Indonesia deployed thousands of police and military officers to the streets of the capital, Jakarta, to quell violent protests over disputed presidential election results.
Human Rights Watch has also documented the use of virginity tests by security forces in Egypt, India and Afghanistan and criticized calls for virginity tests for Indonesian school girls. It said all three branches of the Indonesian military have imposed the tests for decades and in some circumstances also extended the requirement to the fiancees of military officers. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here.
Bahara had run away from home to meet a man she had been in a relationship with. They had never met, but were in contact through calls and messages. That night, when they met for the first time, he raped her.
Virginity testing is a form of gender-based violence and is a widely discredited practice. The doctor suggested that stopping the tests required the direct and explicit intervention of Indonesian Armed Forces commander Gen. Gatot Nurmantyo to order an end to the practice.
Get a weekly dose of facts. When a KwaZulu-Natal municipality introduced an academic bursary for young women who can prove that they are virgins it caused an uproar earlier this year. The South African Human Rights Commission has reportedly now opened an investigation into the bursary.
The woman or girl coming for her testing would lie down and spread her legs wide open. The tester would then open your vagina like when you enlarge something on your touchscreen phone with both hands in the vaginal opening. She would look inside, apparently to see if your hymen see box on the next page was still intact, or if the size of the vaginal opening had been enlarged by a penis. Amanda Ndlangisa 26 is a producer at a popular TV station.