Fez - Violence against women has many facets: forced marriages, use of physical and mental harassment, exploitation, humiliation, and discrimination. Gender specific violence has direct, structural and symbolic effects on gender relations in general, and on women in particular. 

A previous protest by Moroccan women who condemn violence on women in a demonstration in Rabat in 2012. Photo Credit: Fadel Senna/ AFP.
Moha Ennaji is an author and international consultant.