Bouayach stresses the need for mechanisms encouraging the denunciation of violence against women

The President of the National Council for Human Rights (CNDH), Amina Bouayach, underlined, on Friday in Rabat, the need for mechanisms capable of encouraging the denunciation of violence against women, in all its forms, in order to contribute to the development of public debate and justice for the victims.

In a speech during the presentation of the CNDH report on “the denunciation of violence against women and girls and the fight against impunity”, Bouayach indicated that denunciation is an effective means for the mobilization of society against violence, harassment and blackmail, noting that violence and inequity destroy the human will of women.

“We need an enabling environment with mechanisms and tools that encourage victims of violence to come out of silence and denounce the crimes committed against them, and to benefit from appropriate reception, advice and support. , in addition to coordinating and respecting the right to privacy and confidentiality and protecting their dignity throughout the judicial process,” she insisted.

Bouayach also indicated that the day after International Women’s Rights Day, the CNDH decided to raise issues on which it has been working for more than a year, concerning the campaign it had launched between November 2021 and November 2022, to address the phenomenon of violence against women and girls, as a gender-based violation of human rights, the victim of which is not only the woman or the girl, but society as a whole .

During its national campaign, the Council took the initiative to launch a call for projects for non-governmental associations working in the field of the fight against violence against women and the care of victims. – she noted, noting that 12 associations were selected in the 12 regions, for an amount of 800,000 DHs, allowing them to provide important data and expand support for victims of violence.

Through the follow-up, she continued, the Council noted a collective awareness to counter violence against women and girls, and the interaction of governmental, legislative and institutional mechanisms capable of ensure observation, adequacy, protection and prevention, deploring the difficulties faced by victims of violence in denouncing the aggressor, the slow procedures for redress and the neglect of measures that take into account privacy and confidentiality.

The report provides structured recommendations relating to treaty practices and legislation, addressed to institutions concerned with cases of violence against women and relating to the role of the press and the media, in addition to recommendations relating to the denunciation and to justice, concluded Bouayach.

In this report, the CNDH also presents conclusions and main remarks concerning the issues of denouncing violence against women and the fight against impunity, on the basis of a comparative analysis of a random sample of 180 judicial decisions pronounced since the entry into force of Law 103.13, taking into account the geographical diversity and the different degrees of jurisdiction, as well as the conclusions of the observation of the Council and its regional commissions of a set of trials.

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