“Violence against women”: conference by Ms. Najat Vallaud Belkacem

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During her 3rd conference at Euromed University in Fez, Ms. Najat Vallaud-Belkacem raised the issue of violence perpetrated against women, a phenomenon which persists today despite efforts made in this direction. 

“Violence against women is today considered among the most flagrant and widespread human rights violations throughout the world,” declared Ms. Najet Vallaud-Belkacem. The objective of this conference is therefore to recall the seriousness of this phenomenon capable of causing damage or suffering of a physical, sexual, psychological or economic nature to the victim, of course, but also to society. It is a constant fight and a permanent commitment that Ms. Najet Vallaud-Belkacem has led since her appointment as Minister of Women's Rights, government spokesperson in 2012, then Minister of Women's Rights, the City, the Youth and Sports in 2014. She also continues to loudly raise the voice of the most vulnerable as French director of the NGO One, in particular the voice of women and girls by establishing points of vigilance leading to concrete initiatives.  

Prof. Mostapha Bousmina, President of the Euromed University of Fez, took this opportunity to recall the importance of combating all kinds of inequality and particularly cultural violence against women. “Violence against women is not only physical, psychological or economic, it is primarily cultural violence. » expressed Prof. Mustapha Bousmina who also highlighted the contribution and commitment of women at the UEMF level. Thanks to their skills and dedication, they now occupy key positions, they are leaders, influential women and proactive.  

Driven by values ​​of respect for individuals, equal opportunities and social inclusion, the UEMF works concretely on the promotion of gender equality at several levels. 

In this sense, the University won the call for applications launched on March 8, 2021 by the AUF, with the support of UN Women, to be part of the international consortium of French-speaking universities on gender equality. (EFH). Today, this consortium of universities from various regions of the world works hand in hand and is committed to implementing collegial solutions and actions to advance equality between women and men on campus.