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Thursday, August 02, 2018
Morocco’s young parliamentary fellows work to advance women’s political participation
It’s 8:30 AM and Fatiha* is walking into the Moroccan Parliament. In a few minutes, she’s scheduled to sit down with her member of parliament (MP) for their weekly one-on-one meeting. Fatiha plans to propose a new strategy to increase the MP’s...
Friday, November 11, 2016
Morocco: Parliamentary Elections 2016 Results
Parliamentary elections in Morocco took place on the 7th of October, 2016. Around 16 million Moroccans of the country's 34 million were registered to vote. Candidates from 30 parties competed to win seats in the 395-member Chamber of Representatives...
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Morocco Liberalizes Abortion Laws, Amends Penal Code
The Moroccan government approved last month an amendment to the Moroccan Penal Code that liberalizes the nation’s abortion laws. This amendment is the most recent manifestation of efforts to reform the 50-year-old code in accordance with the goals...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Morocco women march to demand gender equality
A group of around 800 Moroccans, mostly women, staged a march in the capital Rabat on Sunday demanding that a constitutional guarantee of gender equality be applied in the kingdom. The march from the city centre to parliament was led by the Civil...
Friday, July 05, 2013
Morocco modifies gender equality plan
Morocco's Islamist-led government on Friday presented a new European Union-funded plan to promote women's rights and equality, but without earlier measures to legalize abortion and support single mothers. The plan, which is funded with 45 million...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Morocco: Women Struggle to Influence Morocco Assembly
Moroccan women are certain to win at least 10 percent of parliament seats in polls on Friday, but the kingdom needs to deepen reforms to advance equality in the male-dominated politics, activists say. To read the full article, please...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Morocco: Women’s Representation in Morocco's Parliament Takes a Step Backwards
The issue of women in Parliament has returned to centre stage in Morocco following the country's recent legislative elections. In 2002, women were elected to 35 of the lower house of the Moroccan legislature's 325 seats; on September 7th, 2007...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Morocco: Women in Moroccan Parliament Seek to Change Public Image
National elections last October in Morocco brought 34 women to the first chamber of Parliament, but while the female MPs have proven effective legislators, their task has not been easy. Along with their work responsibilities, they must battle...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Morocco: Moroccan Female Politicians Confront Lingering Gender Inequality
Figures published by the Ministry of the Interior show that percentage of female candidates on supplemental lists has risen from 4.8% in 2003 to 15.7% this year. Yet, only 3.4% of candidates on the regular lists are women. To read the...