This report is a contribution by the Federation des Ligues des Droits des Femmes (FLDF) to the shadow reports to the fifth and sixth periodic reports of the Moroccan Government on the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). FLDF, a non-governmental women’s human rights organization, has a consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). The report was submitted by FLDF together with the associations that are members of FLDF and which are present in seven of the twelve regions of the Kingdom of Morocco, in addition of the INJAD League Network against gender-based violence throughout the national territory and regional associations of Women in Solidarity.
The document touches upon the gains achieved for the benefit of women and girls over the last decade as described in the periodic report of the Kingdom of Morocco (which includes the fifth and sixth reports), which remain fragile and have had only limited effects, despite their positive character. As a result, inequality and discrimination have widened in various fields, in comparison with the requirements of establishing equality and parity as prescribed by the constitution and with Morocco’s international commitments as well as those related to the Millennium Development Goals, not to mention the persistence of structural patriarchal barriers that hinder the achievement of economic and social equality and parity horizontally and vertically, and do not allow for the reduction of gender inequalities. The report offers in-depth analyses of these issues and includes recommendations on how to fight violence and discrimination against women, and on the implementation of women’s economic and social rights.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.