MOROCCO’S EQUAL FUTURES PARTNERSHIP COMMITMENTS
In the past decade, Morocco has intensified its political, economic, social, and human rights reforms, helping to further the values of democracy and human rights as well as a foundation for fair and sustainable human development that reduces gender disparities. These reforms were strengthened in the 2011 constitution, with a view toward enhancing women's rights.
The Government Plan for Equality “IKRAM” (2013) was developed with key stakeholders and is focused on the following objectives:
- Institutionalize and disseminate the principles of equity and equality, and pave the way for gender parity
- Combat all forms of discrimination and violence against women
- Strengthen the education and training system on the basis of equity and equality
- Promote fair and equal access to health services
- Upgrade basic infrastructure to improve the living conditions of women and young girls
- Promote social and economic empowerment of women
- Support equal and equitable access to provide for administrative, political and economic decision-making positions
- Support equal opportunity between men and women on the job market.
- Morocco has already taken strides in promoting these objectives and actions, complemented by the establishment of a national institution to promote human rights, good governance, and participatory democracy, which has the authority to fight against gender discrimination and to promote and monitor gender equality.
In addition, the government has sought to protect women from violence through:
- the creation of an institutional structure to provide services to women
- the development of a national system for observation and statistics
- targeted legislative and legal measures.