Morocco: Reports on Women’s Political, Economic, and Social Status


A national survey of the political, economic, social and legal status of women in Morocco released today by the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) and the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) shows a mixed picture of women’s status in the region.

The survey was conducted as part of IFES and IWPR’s Status of Women in the Middle East and North Africa (SWMENA) project, which seeks to propel the efforts of local nonprofits working to improve the standing of women in the MENA region. The first phase of the project is to acquire scientific survey data in three countries- Lebanon, Morocco, and Yemen- to identify and address the areas of greatest need for women. The second phase of the project is to deliver the data to local nonprofit advocacy groups and individuals who focus on women’s issues and train them to use the information to advance their goals. The survey findings were presented to local groups on June 21 and 22 in Rabat. Participants included representatives from NGOs and Ministries, as well as academics and parliamentarians.

Focus on Morocco Topic Briefs from the Status of Women in the Middle East and North Africa project
Project Overview & Respondent Demographics
Civic and Political Participation
Educational Attainment and Career Aspirations
Freedom of Movement, Freedom from Harassment & Violence
Health Care Access
Paid Work and Control of Earnings & Assets
Opinions on the Family Law and Gender Quotas
Social Attitudes Toward Women

June 23, 2010