Types of Violence - Morocco

Consanguineous marriage, a form of violence practiced against women and children in Morocco

25.02.2022 / Created by AFMPDVFA

Consanguineous marriage in Morocco is a risk factor for hereditary metabolic diseases also called rare diseases.

Consanguineous marriages are generally prohibited by law in Europe and America. However, the rules concerning kinship and the notion of consanguineous marriage differ from one country to another. In Morocco, no law is required to structure or regulate this type of union.

According to the author, representatives of civil society must raise awareness of this practice, mainly because of the risks of transmission of defective genes to descendants.

According to the registers of the metabolic platform at the Faculty of Medicine of Marrakech, 76% of patients with hereditary metabolic diseases (rare diseases) come from consanguineous marriages. Rare diseases in Morocco are not at all rare.


  • Type of publication : Thematic report
  • Author : NAIMA FDIL
  • Publishing house : -
  • Publication date : 2022
  • Number of pages : 1
  • Language : French


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