In the framework of the South Programme IV and the Neighbourhood Partnership of the Council of Europe with Morocco 2018-2021, the Council of Europe and the Presidency of the Public Prosecution of Morocco organised on 31 March – 1 April in Tangier, an activity aiming at strengthening the role of prosecutors in combating violence against women and domestic violence.
This activity is a follow-up of four similar events held in December 2019 in Marrakech and Agadir and in March in Rabat that have allowed 150 judges to deepen their approach to issues linked to this problematic at the level of the judicial chain, as well as their knowledge of national and international standards and the applicable best practices in this field.
South Programme IV continues assisting Southern Mediterranean countries in building a common legal space together with the EU, with a focus on reforming Southern Mediterranean countries’ legislation and reinforcing their democratic governance institutions as well as accompanying reform processes. Good governance building, strengthening rule of law and respecting, protecting and fulfilling human rights are strong pillars of the South Programme. Additionally, particular attention is given to activities combatting gender-based violence against women and girls.