The goal of this report is to offer a comprehensive review and assessment of the State response to violence against women during the COVID-19 related restrictions and lockdowns, by collectively identifying good practices in sectoral initiatives, challenges to overcome, and areas for future improvements.
To that end, a series of consultations were held with local and regional committees for the support of women victims of violence, as well as individual meetings with diverse local authorities from the health, law enforcement and justice systems, as well as the Entraide nationale. Sector-specific meetings united representatives from one particular sector to address specific responses. Subsequent intersectoral consultations then united representatives from all of the different sectors to collectively analyze the outcomes of the different meetings. A series of multi-sectoral meetings was also held, during which representatives from every sector attended to discuss issues relevant to all sectors and each individual sector’s response to violence against women during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Four NGO partners from different regions of Morocco organized consultations with local public stakeholders. The NGOs partners are: - Association Amal for Women and Development (El Hajeb, Middle Atlas); - Association Tafiil Almoubadarat (Taza, Northeast); - Association Anaouat for Women and Children (Chichaoua, Southwest); - Association Mhashass for Human Development (Larache, Northwest).
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.