Country Morocco
Year 2016 - 2017
Type of Measure Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

Awareness raising campaigns on violence against women have been institutionalised in Morocco, with each year having a specific thematic focus. The 12th National Campaign to Combat Violence against Women in 2014 followed by the 13th national campaign focused on prevention and awareness, the restorative dimension and the importance of non-impunity, adopting the slogan: “Last warning to the perpetrator of violence: punishment”.

The 14th (2016) and 15th (2017) national campaigns to end violence against women were characterized by their focus on the subject “Violence against women in public places” under the slogan “All together against violence... “Report it”. These campaigns were open to local actors in the different territorial collectivities, professionals in the transport sector, and involved the youth through the social medial while creating interactive discussions that went live on social media and in high education institutions in a number of the Kingdom’s cities, additionally to awareness workshops organized at schools and targeting students and educators. The 15th campaign to end violence against women in 2017 resulted in a special cooperation between the Ministry of Family and Equality and different city councils, translated into the “Rabat Declaration to end violence against women in public spaces”, which is considered as a Common Action Charter between these councils to coordinate national and regional efforts to fight the phenomenon of violence against women.

Source of Information

Morocco's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.43 and p.48