Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- An average of 74% of Moroccan women suffer domestic violence, says a report on gender-based violence issued Thursday in Rabat.
The report (the second of the kind) was issued by the National network of legal centres that receive complaints from women victims of violence (ANARUZ) in Morocco.
It also mentions institutional violence (8.
8%), violence outside marriage (6.
8%), societal violence (4.
4%) and family violence (4.
Specifically on domestic violence, the report says it accounts for 43.
6% of the forms of violence including denial of family spending (58.
4%) and corporal violence (30.
Concerning violence against women's rights outside wedlock, the report notes that societal violence is one of the biggest forms of corporal violence against women (33.
9%), followed by rape and sexual harassment, respectively at (57.
7%) and (42.
Therefore, the report calls for the setting up of reception centres and the widespread of complaint hearing centres in the country as well as coordination between authorities and women's rights' associations in order to draw up a national comprehensive report on violence against women.
Non-literate women in Morocco account for 54.
4% of the female population estimated at 18 million for an overall 30 million national population.
The ANARUZ network, established in April 2004, now has 39 centres to hear complaints of violence against women across Morocco.