Would you like to make English your default language on this site?

2011-01-11

Morocco domestic abuse rate high, government study finds

A new Moroccan government study said that of the country's 9.5 million women aged 18-64, nearly six million (62.8%) suffered an act of violence last year, MAP reported on Monday (January 10th). High Commissioner for Planning Ahmed Lahlimi, who presented the results in Rabat on Monday, said that gender-based violence in Morocco was the worst in urban areas and that the phenomenon was the most prevalent among youth. The HCP study also found that the domestic abuse percentage was greater for women with illiterate husbands (6.8%) than for those whose husbands had attained a higher level of education.

What do you think of this article?

0

Subscribe to our newsletter and get Magharebia's latest articles delivered to your inbox.

POST YOUR COMMENT 0

Anonymous_thumb

You are not signed in. Anonymous comments are subject to moderation. Sign up to have your comment posted immediately - Learn more

Or post your comment using:

* DENOTES REQUIRED FIELD