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Promoting women’s access to decision-making positions in Souss-Massa

26.04.2017 / Created by Ffeuromed

In Morocco, the legal framework supports equality between women and men, as evidenced by the introduction of the instance 79.14 under the Moroccan law, which is the instance of parity and the fight against all forms of discrimination. Nevertheless, women are absent from the decision-making positions and equality between women and men still has yet to be a reality in Moroccan society. 

The association Mouvement pour le partage du pouvoir, des richesses et des valeurs – Tamaynut (Movement for the sharing of power, wealth and values), has therefore decided to analyse what strategies would strengthen the parity and women’s leadership in associations, trade unions, and in local branches of political parties. This way, since March 2017, Tamaynut conducted many workshops with the Ibn Zohr University, with local associations, trade unions, political parties, the mass media, the regional government and the local institutions in order to study all kind of legislation in favour of equality between women and men and for seeing how the legal statutes promote women’s access to decision-making positions.

These mobilization actions from the equality actors will be used to develop a preliminary diagnosis about the problems and challenges on promoting parity and gender equality in political parties and associations.

Finally, a regional conference will be held in Agadir in order to present the preliminary diagnosis and the resulting recommendations, and to formulate a draft project with the engagement of all the stakeholders which will be implemented thereafter.

The Tamaynut association has been selected following a call for proposals promoted by the Foundation in 2016, to coordinate a local cluster of actors of equality between women and men© in 2017. Its diagnosis about women’s access to decision-making positions in Souss-Massa regions will be published in the documents centre of the Euro-Mediterranean Women’s Foundation and widely disseminated across the Euro-Mediterranean region.

The Tamaynut action corresponds to the pilot mobilization actions for 2016 (Cycle 2). It is framed within the Axis 1 “Strengthening the capacities of actors working for gender equality” of the project "Women of the Future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development (MAEDI).

For more information about local clusters of gender equality actors set up by the Foundation, click here.

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