Rabat - A recent study found that housewives and unemployed women in Morocco are more prone to violence and assault.
Rabat – A recent study found that housewives and unemployed women in Morocco are more prone to violence and assault.
The first annual report by the National Observatory on Violence Against Women, released on Friday, said a quarter of cases of violence against women are economy-related , adding that women between the ages of 18-45 are vulnerable to face many kinds of violence.
“The phenomenon of violence against women threatens the domestic entity of [Moroccan society],” said Bassima Hakkaoui, the Moroccan Minister of Solidarity, Women, Family and Social Development.
The same report highlighted that the 27 percent of recorded cases of violence in 2014 are associated with “the economic violence,” which is ranked second after physical violence.
Hakkaoui added that economic violence is preventing women from alimony and exploiting her in terms of household expenses.
The report said that the cases of women who experience violence in urban areas have increased, unlike those in rural areas where it is difficult to access centers for women’s rights or to record their cases.
In the two previous years, courts across the kingdom recorded about 20,488 cases of violence against women, including 11,000 cases that are related to physical violence and 9187 of other types of violence.