Morocco: EU finances programme to support gender equality

Signed agreement with Rabat to implement government plan

06 August, 13:20

(ANSAmed) - BRUSSELS, AUGUST 06 - The EU and Morocco signed a financing agreement for a support programme to the implementation of the governmental Plan for Equality. This programme, said the Enpi website (www.enpi-info.eu), will last 48 months and has a budget of 45 million euros.

The objective of this bilateral programme, through the support of the implementation of the governmental Plan for Equality, is to contribute to improving the conditions of the promotion of gender equality and equity in Morocco.

b Expected results include a better legal protection for women, a greater representation of women in decision-making positions (political and administrative), the development of an equality culture (campaigns, fight against gender stereotypes in the media), the development of policies and sectorial programmes that contribute to gender equality, the reinforcement of the ministry of solidarity, women, family and social development (and particularly women's affairs' department) for an effective steering of the strategy.

The ministries of justice; economy and finance; communication; modernization of public sectors; and interior are also partners and involved in the implementation of this programme. (ANSAmed)
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