Morocco – Fact Sheet on Gender-Based Violence

Authored by: United Nations Population Fund Arab States

Categories: Human Rights
Sub-Categories: Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV)
Country: Morocco
Region: Middle East and North Africa
Year: 2017
Citation: United Nations Population Fund Arab States. Morocco - Fact Sheet on Gender-based Violence. Report. May 2017.

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Executive Summary

Violence against women and girls is one of the most prevalent human rights violations in the world. Worldwide, an estimated one in three women will experience physical or sexual abuse in her lifetime. UNFPA is one of the UN’s lead agencies working to further gender equality and women’s empowerment, and to address the physical and emotional consequences of gender-based violence. Crisis settings – affecting many Arab countries today – generally increase women’s vulnerability and makes them more likely to become victims of gender-based violence.

Here is a quick fact sheet on gender-based violence in Morocco and UNFPA’s response.