Civil and political rights - Morocco

The Moroccan women's movement

23.08.2017 / Created by (EMWF)

This research report sheds light on the emergence process of the components of the women’s movement in Morocco and its reasons that can interpreted by the awareness of the women’s elite of the deep contradiction between the progress achieved in education and the integration in the production chain and the obstacles that perpetuate and reproduce the reality of injustice against women at various levels. This has created an urgent need for these women to create their own space, through which they mobilize women to assert their rights and to raise public awareness of the legitimacy of their demands and by exerting pressure on political actors to achieve gender equalityThe authors of the report believe that the Moroccan women’s movement has succeeded in advancing women’s issues and stir up public debate around them, and put them at the heart of the concerns of contemporary Moroccan society. This is due to several factors, including the accumulated experience and knowledge of the movement’s leaders, professionalism and perseverance, and the adoption of a pragmatic approach to advocacy for the defence of women’s rights. This movement is also credited with developing a culture of gender equality and establishing a civil and women’s collective word culture that interacts with events, projects and ideas and analyses and adapts them in a way that reflects the strategic interests of women.


  • Type of publication : Study / Report
  • Author : Naima Benwakrim
  • Publishing house : Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs, the Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship and Lund University
  • Publication date : 2017
  • Number of pages : 28
  • Language : Arabic


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