Opening the second seminar in the programme on supporting newly elected women in Moroccan territorial councils, Congress Vice-President and Rapporteur on the South-Med Partnership Xavier Cadoret welcomed the positive dynamic in Morocco in strengthening women’s political participation as elected representatives, following the September 2021 elections. “Gender equality and women’s participation are essential conditions for any democratic, just and peaceful society, and I can only applaud this development, notwithstanding the many challenges that remain,” he stressed.
Organised in a hybrid format in Casablanca (Morocco) from 18 to 20 February 2022 by the Congress, in the framework of the South Programme IV, this seminar focused on leadership, advocacy, communication and networking as key factors in strengthening the role of women elected representatives at territorial level, both in Morocco and beyond, and in combating sexist attitudes as well as gender-based discrimination and violence.
It presented an opportunity to increase the knowledge of newly elected women through expert presentations, peer testimonies and exchanges of experience among some 60 participants from Morocco, Tunisia and European countries.
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