Moroccan women are on average 30% less paid than men in Morocco, said Ahmed Lahlimi Alami, High Commissioner for Planning. Women are also 1.5 times less likely to find employment than men for the same level of education.
Women’s potential in the labor market is “undervalued”, said the High Commissioner for Planning, Ahmed Lahlimi Alami, during a meeting organized by the High Commissioner for Planning (HCP).
Women are undervalued in relation to the labor market, and this translates into the quality of employment which is not the same between the two, it is “low” according to the High Commissioner for Planning who considers that Moroccan women are trapped by the historical weight of social relations.
“When (women) access employment, it is dominated by unpaid employment and strong inequality in their remuneration”, he insisted, explaining that only 64% of active women have a paid employment compared to 91% for men.
The High Commissioner for Planning also stated that the unemployment rate for women increases with their level of education, citing the example of higher education graduates who encounter great difficulty in accessing employment, with a rate of unemployment of 33% against 22% among men, a difference of 11%.
According to him, almost all branches have a significant wage gap of around 30% between men and women to the disadvantage of the latter. This difference is most significant in the industry sector where the parity index shows 2.4.
As such, the High Commission for Planning (HCP) presented an interactive platform to give an idea of the disparities between women and men, including statistics and studies.
The platform, visible on the “gender.hcp.ma” site, aims to facilitate user access and meet their needs, with videos, publications, news, gender indicator and other useful links.
In terms of indicators, the platform provides actors with several gender indicators based on international benchmarks, enriched and adapted to the needs of the national context.