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Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Conference on “Women and politics in an age of uncertainty: The road to sustainable democracy and democratization”
The International Conference on Gender and Politics on the theme of “Women and Politics in an Age of Uncertainty: The Road to Sustainable Democracy and Democratization” is to be held on October 24-26, 2017 in Ouarzazate, Morocco. The Conference will be hosted and organized by the Polydisciplinary...
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, the lower house of parliament. The ruling...
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Arab Women Parliamentarians Network For Equality “Ra’edat”
Women parliamentarians from the Arab States region unite to make a difference for sustainable development. While the Arab States region is at a crucial point of transition in history, gender equality and inclusion must be on the top of the region’s priorities.  Rabat, 9 February 2016 – Over 150...
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 of the 2011 constitution. Previously, Article 453...
Egypt Beijing +20 review
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
We count on your leadership to tackle the barriers that remain for Arab women says Executive Director at Beijing+20 regional review
 Cairo– At the Arab States high-level regional review meeting for Beijing+20, held in Cairo, Egypt from 2–3 February 2015, Member States assessed progress and challenges in implementing the 20-year-old Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and agreed to actively ensure justice and equality...
Hafsa Afailal speaks about youth
Friday, September 19, 2014
Hafsa Afailal
Hafsa Afailal speaks about increasing the political participation of youth.
Marta Vieira da Silva, UNDP Goodwill Ambassador
Sunday, July 06, 2014
UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Marta Vieira da Silva Plays for Gender Equality
Marta knows what it is like to be the only woman on the team. In 2007, Marta Vieira da Silva played in UNDP's Match against Poverty in Morocco, where she became the first woman in history to play in an internationally sanctioned men's football match. As UNDP's Goodwill Ambassador, Marta speaks out...
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 Coalition for the Application of Article 19, which...
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 euros (about $58 million) from the EU, contains 150...
Thursday, June 06, 2013
Jamila El Mossalli
iKNOW Politics: In your opinion, what is the current experience of Moroccan women in politics? Thank you for this question.  I believe that now is a time of extensive change for Moroccan women in the political arena, for all women in politics across the Middle East, in fact. This change is part of...
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Nabila Benomar
iKNOW Politics: I would like to begin by asking you how you began your career in politics? And what motivated you to do so? The first thing that helped me pursue a career in politics is the political environment in Morocco and the political will prevailing in it as a democratic country as well as...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Violence against women in politics
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Fatima Sadiqi
Fatima Sadiqi is a former Fulbright Scholar and recipient of a Harvard Fellowship. She is Professor of Linguistics and Gender Studies, author of, among other works,  Women, Gender, and Language in Morocco (Brill, 2003) and co-editor of Women Writing Africa. The Northern Region (The Feminist Press,...
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 visit Reuters
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, only 34 were selected. Only four women managed...
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 stereotypes which consider women to be weak...
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 full article, please visit Maghrebia's Website.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Local Elections and National Democracy Opportunities in Morocco
Morocco has just been through the last phases of its local elections. The reforms that were put in place for the occasion have indeed led to “technical” progress in the management of local communes, such as the voting of young people and women. A financial fund for parties that was...