The Maghreb Voice’s report, “Victims of Incest in Morocco” was named as a finalist at the New York Festival’s Television and Film Awards in the category of Best Digital News-Short Report.
“Victims of Incest in Morocco,” exposes the sensitive subject of young girls that were molested and raped by their fathers, brothers and uncles. In the report, these (now adult) women tell their deeply personal stories about the disbelief and horror the felt as children, as well as the lack of support from other family members and the community. One woman interviewed spoke about her husband molesting her daughter and her strong desire to take her children and leave. Until she realized she and her children had nowhere to go and they all had to stay with her husband. For some women, the shame of incest leads them to feel that they have no way to escape, except suicide.