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Pilot project to empower elected women in Ifrane in the communes

14.08.2018 / Created by AT
Pilot project to empower elected women in Ifrane in the communes

The Tazghart Azrou association has launched a pilot project aimed at strengthening the role and place of elected women in Ifrane province and empowering them in terms of local governance and the management of the municipalities that they represent. This project is based on the recommendations of the field diagnosis that the association had recently completed to analyze the role of elected women in local authorities.

The project was launched during a seminar organized on August 4 in the Youth Center in Akchmir, in the presence of a number of elected officials from Ifrane’s different local authorities, gender equality actors, trade unionists, journalists and local and regional officials including the regional delegate of national cooperation, Shakir Fiala and the president of the council of the commune of Azrou, I’marou I’jbari.

On August 11th, Tazghart began a series of workshops aimed at training women elected and other equality actors on the prerogatives of local authorities in light of Moroccan legal provisions. This workshop was facilitated by Professor Abdel Nour Sadiq, of Mohammed V University in Rabat.

These workshops are part of the project "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors", funded by the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs - MEAE, and coordinated by the European Institute of the Mediterranean - IEMed. They are also part of the Union for the Mediterranean labeled project "Developing women’s autonomy".


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