Study on violence against women in Algeria published

July 31, 2017
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A study has been published on violence against women in Algeria, taking the city of Oran as a case study. The research was conducted by the Women in Communication association, in synergy with the Euro-Mediterranean Women’s Foundation, in the framework of a project for developing women’s empowerment, labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM).

The study examines legislation and institutional mechanisms aimed at preventing and combating violence against women in Algeria, and analyses the role of the media in perpetuating this phenomenon.

It reports that over the past 20 years, the Algerian government has enacted a number of policies and programmes to empower women and reduce gender-based violence. These strategies seem to have been successful in the field of education. Indeed, in urban areas, there are currently more women with a high school diploma than men.

Through national programmes, efforts have been made to address stereotyped attitudes about the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and in society.

At the same time, civil society reports suggest that the government has failed in its fight against violence against women because it has not taken the necessary measures and means to implement its policies.


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Press release

Study in full

UfM project Developing Women Empowerment

Countries covered:

  • Algeria