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.
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