This conference marks the official launch of the project that supports the development of the Parliament’s role in consolidating democracy in Morocco 2020-2023. The project is funded by the European Union and implemented by the Council of Europe, which aims to support the two chambers in their efforts to strengthen their roles, improve their performance and become more open to citizens, as indicated in a joint statement from the Moroccan Parliament and APCE.
The conference sees the participation of members of the Moroccan parliament and their counterparts from the Sub-Committee on Gender Equality and the Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons of PACE, the presidents of women’s bodies within the political parties represented in Parliament, as well as international experts.
They will discuss the need for increased participation of women in political life and on the strengthening of female representativeness in elected bodies and in decision-making positions, as specified by the two entities, recalling that since 2002, Morocco adopted legislative and incentive measures which have enabled a gradual increase in the number of women in parliament and in elected bodies at the local and regional level. But, as the organizers regretted, these efforts have not yet led to the establishment of parity and gender equality at the level of representative bodies and in decision-making positions, as stipulated by the 2011 Constitution of the Kingdom.