Bolstering women's leadership in Morocco
In Morocco, WFD has been supporting the leadership of women MPs and efforts to make parliamentary practices more inclusive and gender sensitive. This work has taken place over many years through the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) programming.
After years of WFD collaborating with the Equity and Parity Committee in their and others’ advocacy efforts to increase women’s representation, the electoral code was changed. In 2021, Moroccans elected the highest ever number of women MPs.
WFD continues to build on this success. In March 2022, a new programme to support women MPs launched, funded by the Canadian Fund for Local Initiatives. At the launch of the programme in the Moroccan House of Representatives, the Speaker expressed his support for making the Equity Committee permanent.