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Report: More than 93% of abused women do not complain

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Only 6.6% of women victims of violence have lodged a complaint and are mostly divorced or widowed women, said the minister who was the guest of the MAP Forum under the theme of “fighting violence against women”. women: what approach? “.

Referring to the results of the second national survey on the prevalence of violence against women, Bassima Hakkaoui pointed out that the prevalence of violence in the last 12 months from the date of completion of the survey ( January 2 – March 10, 2019) reached 54.4%.

The prevalence rate of violence is highest in urban areas, at 55.8%, while it is 51.6% in rural areas. The most vulnerable age groups are women aged 25 to 29 (59.8%).

Through forms of violence, the Minister noted that the prevalence rate of psychological violence has reached 49.1%, while economic violence is 16.7%, physical violence 15.9% and sexual violence 14, 3%.

The survey also revealed that 3.2% of adult women aged 18 to 64, or 349,688 women, experienced all forms of violence, while 12.4% of Moroccan women experienced violence in the first place. public space with a rate of 66.5% for sexual violence, 49.1% for mental violence and 33.2% for physical violence.

In the home, 17.9% of Moroccan women were exposed to violence, with a prevalence of 92.2% psychological violence, 21.5% physical violence and 2.2% sexual violence.

According to initial findings of the survey, 24.3% of employed women were abused in the workplace, while 30.9 of divorced and widowed women are victims of violence. The survey also reported 52.2% spousal violence and 54.4% violence among fiancées before marriage.

With regard to electronic violence, 13.4% of women said they had been victims of this form of violence, she said. Evidence shows that girls with a high level of education are more vulnerable to this type of violence.

In the same vein, the Minister noted that a new dynamic has been printed in the fight against violence against women with a particular focus on the economic empowerment of women so that it emerges as a actor in the development process of the Kingdom. From this perspective, she emphasized the awareness-raising action that is the subject of the partnership between the Ministry and civil society, particularly associations working for the protection of women.

Bassima Hakkaoui a affirmé que loin d’être fragmentaire, la vision adoptée dans le traitement de la question de la violence faite aux femmes se veut globale avec un focus sur le phénomène sous ses diverses facettes et dimensions. L’accent est mis en particulier sur l’approche des droits de l’Homme, ainsi que sur les exigences liées à la cohésion sociale et familiale, à la prévention, la protection et la prise en charge sans pour autant ignorer l’aspect juridique et celui de la répression.

Tout en mettant en évidence l’importance de conjuguer les efforts des différents intervenants, la ministre a relevé que les faits ont montré le besoin de progresser pour plus de convergence entre les composantes du gouvernement et d’accorder une attention particulière à l’approche territoriale dans le cadre du processus de régionalisation avancée.

(Avec MAP)

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