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87 Percent of Moroccans Oppose Gender Equality in Inheritance

Moroccan women in Rabat

Rabat – Eight-seven percent of Moroccans oppose gender equality in the division of inheritance, according to the results of a national survey on the United Nations sustainable development goals for the year 2030.

The High Commission for Planning’s (HCP) report showed that 70 percent of Moroccan families attribute the inequity between men and women in society to traditional values and patriarchal behaviors, with forty-one percent of citizens saying equality between men and women is a reality in Morocco.

The study, carried out between July 1st and August 19th of this year, included the opinions of 14,000 citizens over the age of 18, across 12 regions in order to help the government “understand citizens’ evaluation of dimensions of human development in their daily lives,” the HCP said.

The U.N. started a new push to implement its 17 development goals for the next 14 years at the top of 2016. The goals include ensuring every human being has access to a good education, a healthy natural environment and a peaceful and just society.

The survey’s results show that 80 percent of Moroccans believe the kingdom can achieve all of the U.N.’s goals by 2030, while 50 percent of respondents said they had taken steps to improve their interactions with the environment in the past five years.

Morocco has led the charge in global anti-climate change efforts, as demonstrated in 22nd Convention of the Parties (COP) held in Marrakesh last month. The kingdom is on track to source 52 percent of its energy needs from renewable energy sources by 2030.

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