Country Morocco
Year 2017
Type of Measure Research and statistical data > Dedicated violence against women survey
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

The Ministry of the Family, Solidarity, Equality and Social Development launched the second national survey on the proliferation of violence against women at the end of 2017. Its objectives were not only to provide new and precise data on the proliferation of this phenomenon and to study the different reasons and factors leading to the exercising of violent acts based on the social gender in view of social and behavioural transformations experienced by Moroccan society, but also to open a new era for the promotion and protection of women's rights through a review of the national strategy for combating violence against women and make it highly targeted as well as various regional and local programs. The most important objectives of this national study are to: 
- Define the rate of proliferation of violence against women at the national level, and its prevalence as per the environment and the forms listed in Law 103.13 on Combating Violence against Women; 
- Define the characteristics of women victims of violence, their socio-economic environment, and the characteristics of the perpetrators of violence, and their socio-economic environment; 
- Use the results of national research to define and inspect initiatives capable of eliminating this phenomenon. 

The national survey conducted between January and March 2019 involved 13,543 female subjects, aged between 18 and 64, from all over the Kingdom. The model sample prepared in 2015 by the High Commissioner for Planning for the total census of the population was used, based on the use of probability methodology.

Source of Information

Morocco's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.47