Under the theme ” raising awareness in schools against violence against girls and women“, The Minister of Solidarity, Social Integration and the Family, Aawatif Hayar, kicked off, in Rabat, the 19th edition of the National Awareness Campaign for the fight against violence in for women and girls.
Organized at the Mohammed V University of Rabat, the launch of the campaign was attended by students, officials and partners of this edition in particular, the President of the Mohammed V University of Rabat, Mohammed Rhachi, the Ambassador from Canada to Morocco, Nelle Stewart as well as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Morocco, Sylvia Lopez-Ekra.
In a statement to MoroccoLatestNews, the Minister of Solidarity, Social Inclusion and Family, Aawatif Hayar first pointed out that “ the government program gives fundamental importance to the protection of women, also to the protection of children, and to the positive and important involvement of women in society“.
During this awareness campaign which will last 15 days, several activities will be organized within universities and schools, but also by the bodies of the Ministry of Solidarity in the various forums.
” I thank the students of the faculties who help us, since it is they who will go to the schools to explain to the children that violence against women is not good and it is something that must be stopped ”, said the minister.
The objectives of this campaign are numerous, indicated the minister who cited only one. ” Raising the awareness of its children, who represent the women and men of tomorrow, is important. They will be convinced that we must fight against violence against women in addition to the fact that they are vectors of transmission in families. Reason why we rely heavily on raising awareness of families through children” , did she say.
For her part, the Resident Coordinator of the United Nations in Morocco, Sylvia Lopez-Ekra estimated, at the microphone of MoroccoLatestNews, that the launch of this 16-day campaign of activism against violence against women is a ” important moment“, To remind us that violence against women and girls is unfortunately one of the most frequent human rights violations still in our world, and one of the violations that is the most urgent to resolve.
” The figures from UN Women are clear. We suspected it. But the figures have confirmed that since the covid-19 pandemic, violence against women has greatly increased. But this is not inevitable. We can make a difference in the lives of women and girls with the right policies and programs“, She raised.
Thus, the representative of UN Women in Morocco insisted on the importance of adopting strategies that are able to tackle the root causes of violence against women and girls and protect the rights of women. women and girls in all spheres.
” This campaign that we are launching today is an opportunity for all of us to renew our commitment, to redouble our efforts to end violence against women and girls in all its forms, everywhere, by 2030.“, Promised the UN official.