In an initiative to curb all forms of violence against women hundreds of people in Morocco formed a human chain.
"We are here to denounce physical, verbal and moral violence, as well as the harassment of women," said a member of "Spring of Dignity," a coalition of 22 groups defending the rights of women.
AdvertisementThe chain, accompanied by street entertainment, ran from parliament to the justice ministry.
In a country of 32 million, around six million women are victims of violence, more than half of them within marriage, according to government figures.
"Morocco's laws should be adapted to the international conventions that Morocco has ratified, particularly those dealing with the rights of women," one organizer said.