Moroccan Samira Yassni Jirari has been appointed Senior Coordinator and Representative of the International Women’s Alliance to the African Union (AU). An appointment proclaimed at the meeting of the Executive Committee of the Alliance held from October 26 to 29 in Berlin.
Morocco was honored at the meeting of the Executive Committee of the International Women’s Alliance to the African Union (AU). Moroccan Samira Yassni Jirari has been appointed as the new representative of the Alliance and Morocco, the host country for the next Conference scheduled for 2020.
Samira Yassni is currently the Permanent Representative of the African Parliament of Civil Society (Pasoci) to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights of the AU. After joining the International Women’s Alliance in 1988, Yassni Jirari became a member of the Executive Committee for Francophone Countries in Africa in 1992. At the 32nd Conference of the Alliance in 2002 in Sri Lanka, she was appointed to work with a group of NGOs under the Council of Europe and with a permanent team of the Alliance at the United Nations in Geneva.
Founded in 1904, the International Women’s Alliance is an international NGO, bringing together more than 41 organizations around the world working to promote women’s rights. It has consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council and has participatory status with the Council of Europe.