Women react to Moroccan state TV showing women how to hide domestic violence
LONDONWomen in Morocco have reacted in horror after a program on state television demonstrated how they could use makeup to cover up evidence of domestic violence and “carry on with your daily life.”
“We hope these beauty tips will help you carry on with your daily life,” the host said at the end of the segment, broadcast on Nov. 23, two days before the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
The response was immediate, and outraged. A petition signed by hundreds of women demanded an apology and sanctions against the station. One man tweeted that the segment had left him speechless.
The channel has since removed the clip from its website, but it has been circulated on Twitter.
The channel has also placed a “clarification” on its Facebook page, saying that the section was “completely inappropriate and has an editorial error of judgment in view of the sensitivity and the gravity of the subject of violence against women.”