The Causes of Domestic Violence against Women in Morocco:El Jadida as a Case Study

Mohammed Derdar


 The aim of this study is to reflect on the issue of domestic violence against women in Morocco. It particularly presents and analyses data on the causes of domestic violence in both its physical and psychological forms. To provide both quantitative and qualitative data, this study opts for the questionnaire and the interview methods. The questionnaire targeted a sample size of 200 women respondents (married, divorced or widows) from both rural and urban areas in the El Jadida region. Concerning qualitative data, 20 in-depth interviews were conducted with women who had experienced domestic violence in their marital life. Some of the causes of domestic violence found in this study include the husband’s use of alcohol and drugs, financial issues, domestic work, jealousy, sexual matters, the interference of the mother-in-law, and arguing against the husband’s view.


Domestic violence - root causes - culture - women- feminism - patriarchy- Morocco

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