According to a recent HCP report, Moroccan women who are victims of abuse or violence spent a total of 1.98 billion dirhams in one year. Physical abuse accounts for more than 85% of the direct costs of violence against women (1.98 billion dirhams), while sexual abuse accounts for 15% (353 million dirhams), according to the High Commission for Planning (HCP).
As a result of the violence against women, 24% of the victims suffered losses totalling 1.98 billion dirhams. Based on research conducted in 2019 by the HCP in Morocco with the assistance of UN WOMEN (@UN_Women) and using data from the National Violence Against Women, the HCP confirmed in its note titled “Economic Cost of Violence Against Girls and Women: Household Expenditure and Loss of Income” that violence against women in urban areas costs the victims and their families 1.73 billion dirhams, compared to 601 MDH in rural areas.
Women in urban areas bear nearly 74.2% of the total direct cost of violence against women worldwide. Domestic abuse victims had to pay direct costs as a result of the most severe episodes they had to deal with in the year before the study, according to 21% of victims.
The cost of health care received in exchange for spending accounts for 45.3% of the direct cost of domestic violence (737 MDH). They are followed by lodging after leaving the home, which accounts for 18% (406.8 MDH), replacement and repair of damaged goods, which accounts for 11.3% (185 MDH), recourse to civil society services, which accounts for 0.5%, and costs associated with using legal and judicial services, which accounts for 25% (406.8 MDH).