Saturday, May 20, 2006

Women's Issues: Morocco launches gender equality program

Morocco has launched a national strategy for gender equity and equality through the integration of the gender approach development policies and programs.

Devised by the State Secretariat in charge of the Family, Childhood and the Handicapped with the technical support of the German cooperation for development (GTZ), the program aims at reducing the gap between men and women through the full participation of women in the development process in all fields.

MAP reports that, "State Secretariat, Yasmina Baddou said her department will play a key role in the follow-up this strategy through the sketching a sector plan that lays down the measures to be taken and the coordination schemes with the different operators."