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Head of Government Abdellah Benkirane Defends Plans for Gender Equality

Source : | 2 July 2016 |  Society | 3347 views


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Rabat – Head of Government Abdellah Benkirane presided over the third meeting with the inter-ministerial technical committee in charge of monitoring the Governmental Plan for Equality of the ICRAM (Concerted Initiative for Strengthening the Moroccan Achievements) on Wednesday, June 29 in Rabat.

The purpose of such a meeting was to examine the advancements that the ICRAM has achieved since 2015. Many ministers were present, including the Minister of National Education and Vocational Training, the Minister of Solidarity, Women’s Affairs, and Social Development, and the Minister of Habous and Islamic Affairs.

As a result of this meeting, the Government Council adopted a decree that officially established the Ministerial Commission for Coordination, Monitoring and Evaluation of the Governmental Plan for Equality.

ICRAM is in conjunction with the Governmental Plan for Equality for 2012-2016 that aims to build new social relationships between women and men, according to the Ministry of Solidarity, Women’s Affairs, and Social Development.

This project has been considered a necessary mechanism for the implementation of various Constitutional articles in regards to improving Moroccan women’s social statuses.

Benkirane said that the “ICRAM plan should be a reference document for the different interventions in such a domain.”

The Head of Government also noted that various obstacles still impede the complete active social development of women, despite the Constitution’s rhetoric on the necessity of gender equality.

Mr. Benkirane also underlined the fact that many Moroccan women suffer from unequal access to the most basic social services in the sectors of health, education, the workplace, and political participation, among other areas.

Bassima Hakkaoui, Minister of Solidarity, Women’s Affairs and Social Development, confirmed the launch of a set of bodies responsible for monitoring the situation of women. This includes, among others, the National Observatory of Violence against Women in the Media.

Indeed, the HCP (Office of the High Commissioner for Planning) reported in 2013 that 62.8 percent  of Moroccan women between 18 and 64 years old have been victims of violence.

It is essential to state that Morocco has ratified several international agreements on the protection of women’s rights, notably including the CEDAW (Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women).

Despite what may seem like positive advancements towards gender equity in social and professional spheres, concrete statistical results of such convention adherences are yet to be observed.

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