Several structural obstacles prevent women´s access to leadership. These obstacles are of a legal, socio-economic, cultural and individual nature, involving a range of institutional and individual actors.
To better understand the situation, Tamaynut Association conducted a detailed analysis targeting the Souss-Massa region in Morocco. The analysis depended on group discussions, workshops and other activities.
Tamaynut organized three workshops with female members of associations, trade unions and political parties (117 participants in total), then shared the results of the study through series of events that it organized between April and May 2017.
The study was realised in partnership with the South Center for Studies and Research (Centre du sud des études et des recherches - Ceser) and actively involved Media (local and regional radio and newspapers), the Labor Federation and the Souss-Massa government.
Among the study’s findings, we can underline the following: women’s lack of skills in understanding and analysing legal texts; the traditional gender roles conveyed by religion have an impact on women’s social image and their self-confidence in their capacities to hold top level positions.
A summary of the study is attached below, while the full study will be published in the Documentation centre later on. Moreover, in the following weeks, Tamaynut will lead a project to lobby in favour of women’s leadership, train women leaders on coaching and advocacy and launch an awareness-raising campaign on women’s rights in Arabic and Amazigh.
Tamaynut association has been selected following a call for proposals promoted by the Foundation in 2016 to coordinate a local cluster gender equality actors between women and men© in 2017. The present action and the future project are supported by the Foundation in the framework of the initiative “Strengthening the capacities of actors working for gender equality” 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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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.