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Violence against women: Four award-winning researchers

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Four Moroccan researchers were awarded on Monday, April 26 in Rabat for their research work on the theme of violence against women. An initiative carried out by the Ministry of National Education, ICESCO, and CNRST.

Four Moroccan researchers were awarded for their work on violence against women. Launched by the Ministry of National Education, Vocational Training, Higher Education and Scientific Research, in partnership with the Islamic World Organization for Education, Science and Culture (ICESCO) and the National Center for Scientific and Technical Research (CNRST), this prize rewards the best scientific research dealing with this issue. The award-winning subjects dealt with support units for women victims of violence, the legislative framework of the problem, and the psychosocial approach to violence against women.

Thus, Mehdia Raissouni from Abdelmalek Essaadi University in Tetouan received the best book prize, Rachid Merzguioui from Sidi Mohamed Benabdellah University in Fez won the best book chapter, Keltoum Iqqs from Mohammed V University in Rabat received the prize for the best-published article, and Abdelkrim Belhaj from the same university was awarded for the best communication.

On the sidelines of this ceremony, a cooperation agreement was signed, with a view to launching an annual prize for the best scientific research on combating violence against women. The agreement, which is part of the National Initiative for the fight against violence against women, launched on March 8, 2020 under the chairmanship of Princess Lalla Meryem, was initialed by Driss Ouaouicha, Salim Al-Malik, and Jamila El Alami. This agreement determines the framework of cooperation between the signatory parties with a view to launching the said prize, which will reward, on March 8 of each year, research work aimed at producing new knowledge or new proposals making it possible to find solutions to the phenomenon of violence against women.

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