Press release: National Launch of the Progress of the World's Women report in Morocco

Date: Friday, January 17, 2020

Rabat, 17 December 2019 – According to the thematic report of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment Women entitled " Progress of the World’s Women 2019-2020: Families in a Changing World", women's rights have progressed over the past decades as families around the world have become haven for love and solidarity, however, they still constitute a place where some fundamental human rights violations occur and where inequality between the gender continues to take place. The 2019 edition of the report reviews how transformations within the family affect women's rights and reveal that most countries can develop family-friendly policies. In this regard, a national launching ceremony for the report is taking place today in Rabat, Morocco to present the results to various stakeholders and open discussions on national perspectives on these issues related to the family in Morocco.

According to global data, innovative analyzes, and case studies, this report highlights the diversity of families worldwide and makes strong recommendations to ensure that laws and policies; supporting families in their current form and meet the needs of all their members, especially women and girls. The report also provides an analysis of the cost compliance of these laws and policies. 

This report aims to mobilize policymakers, human rights activists and people from all segments of society to transform the family into a home for equality and justice where women can choose and express themselves and where women enjoy their right to physical safety and economic security. Ensuring that families work as an entity of equality and justice is not only an ethical imperative but is essential to achieving the sustainable development goals that represent the most comprehensive global plan for human progress.

For more information, please contact:

Khadija Dellero, Communication Coordinator 

Zineb Chebihi, Project Coordinator