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Morocco Made Progress in Gender Equality: Minister

Rabat – Morocco made considerable progress in gender equality with the promotion of women participation in national bodies and institutions, Minister delegate to the Head of the government in charge of civil service and the modernisation of administration, Mohamed Moubdii said on Thursday in Rabat.

The 2011 constitution provides for measures to implement gender equality and non-discrimination and parity particularly in public bodies and institutions, Moubdii said at a conference held by the Franco-Moroccan civil service Forum.

The minister added that women represent 17% of elected members in 2011, he said.

The participants at the conference discussed issues relating to governance and women participation.

In this respect women panellists from Morocco, France, Algeria and Tunisia pondered on the place of women in political life and proceeded to an exchange of experiences and views on the issues facing women.

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