When it was created in 1997 by the ADFM, the formation, information, counselling and legal aid centre, which was named, some time after, The Nejma Centre, treated the question of violence in a general way, especially sexual and domestic one which were taboo subjects at the social and political level.
Nowadays, though the gender-based violence continues to structure the relations between men and women, particularly the conjugal ones, it is no longer prohibited or improper to publicly talk and debate about it:
Strategies, programs, partnerships and mechanisms were put in place by the ministerial departments that are concerned, to fight against violence towards women;
Networks and coalitions of listening and legal aid centres like the Anaruz network; to which The Nejma centre has particularly contributed , were put in place for this purpose;
Thousands of women, among the most vulnerable to violence, daily give witness to the Nejma centre;
3362 victims have been received and counselled, of which several hundreds have been assisted in courts;
More than 7343 women were informed about their rights and oriented by different means of communication.
These advances are the fruit and the result of a remarkable work that has been realised by Nejma and by similar structures which have been created this last decade: a work based on reinforcement of capacities and accompaniment of Moroccan women.
In so doing, Nejma has strongly participated to make three principal factors contributing to the spread of violence go back. These three factors consist of:
The feeling of guilt and the silence of victims.
The social non-acceptation of the gender-based violence.
And, finally, the impunity of aggressors.