Bassima Hakkaoui
Minister of Solidarity, Women, Family and Social Development
In office
3 January 2012 – 9 October 2019
MonarchMohammed VI
Prime MinisterAbdelilah Benkirane
Saadeddine Othmani
Preceded byNouzha Skalli
Succeeded byJamila El Moussali
Member of the House of Representatives
Assumed office
27 September 2002
ConstituencyNational List
Personal details
Born (1960-10-05) October 5, 1960 (age 61)
Casablanca, Morocco
Political partyJustice and Development Party
OccupationPolitician

Bassima Hakkaoui (Arabic: بسيمة الحقاوي - born 5 October 1960, Casablanca) is a Moroccan politician of the Justice and Development Party. Since 3 January 2012, she has held the position of Minister of Solidarity, Women, Family and Social Development in Abdelilah Benkirane's cabinet.[1][2][3][4][5] She has been a member of the House of Representatives since 2002, having been elected from the national list reserved for women. She was re-elected in 2007 and 2011.[1] In 2018 a law went into effect throughout Morocco known as the Hakkaoui law because she drafted it; the law includes a ban on forced marriage and sexual harassment in public places, and harsher penalties for certain forms of violence. But it was criticized for requiring victims to file for criminal prosecution to get protection.[6]

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References

  1. ^ a b "Official bio" (PDF).[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Bassima Hakkaoui au Conseil de l'Europe". L'Economiste. 2012-04-13. Retrieved 17 June 2012.
  3. ^ Amine Harmach (2012-01-12). "Bassima Hakkaoui, la femme ferme du PJD". Aujourd'hui le Maroc. Retrieved 17 June 2012.
  4. ^ Houda El Fatimi (2011-12-29). "Un café avec...Bassima Hakkaoui". Aujourd'hui le Maroc. Retrieved 17 June 2012.
  5. ^ "Sensibilisation des citoyens : Bassima Hakkaoui fustige 2007 Daba". La Gazette du Maroc. 2007-04-30. Retrieved 17 June 2012.
  6. ^ "Morocco bans forced marriage and sexual violence - BBC News". Bbc.com. Retrieved 2018-09-13.