Since its creation, “The dynamics of adjustment nowseeks to follow the recommendations made and the rhythm of the work of the international mechanisms concerned with women’s human rights. It also endeavors to present its statements and parallel reports concerning Morocco’s ability to implement its international obligations relating to the Beijing Action Plan and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against women.
Today, the work of the 66th edition of the Commission on the Status of Women, which is being held from March 14 to 25, 2022 under the theme ” Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls in the context of climate change, environmental policies and programs, and disaster prevention » are an opportunity for «The dynamic “ to express the position of women’s associations and human rights defenders based on the theme of the session.
This edition is also an opportunity for participants to contribute to presenting their diagnosis of the situation and at the same time to interact with the Commission’s proposal and the action plans undertaken by governments since the 61st session organized under the slogan “Women’s Economic Empowerment in the Changing World of Work“Said the Moroccan Association for Women’s Rights (ADFM) in a press release.
This year’s session on the Commission on the Status of Women coincides with the rise of a new government after the elections of September 8, 2021, specifies the ADFM.
An appropriate occasion to re-establish the claims of the women’s movement regarding the activation of equality between women and men, and to evaluate the “progress »that took place in terms of Morocco’s compliance with its international obligations in this regard, underlines the association, “especially since the Moroccan government announced in its report on the New Development Model, a number of programs for 2035, at their head, an increase in the percentage of working women from the current 18% to 45% by 2035, while the government program has carried projects related to women’s economic empowerment“, specifies the same source.
If the theme of this 66th edition poses several challenges and raises issues related to the responsibilities of governments in the promotion of women’s rights, and the role of civil society in defining its responsibilities, the ADFM explains that this session will devote a part of its work to monitoring the progress made in activating the agreed conclusions of the 61st session, the work of which was devoted to “economic empowerment in a changing world of work», and to the examination of the governmental results in the implementation of its proposals identified in 7 axes.
These are the strengthening of normative and legal frameworks, the strengthening of education, training and internships, the implementation of economic and social policies for the economic empowerment of women, tackling informal work and mobility of women, undertake technological and digital changes to economically empower women, strengthen women’s collective voice, leadership and decision-making capacity and finally strengthen the role of the private sector in women’s economic empowerment.
During this symposium, the ADFM and the associations participating in it intend to rely on the data available to the institutions and sectors concerned, whose indicators confirm the exacerbation of poverty and the economic and social fragility of women, particularly during the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, as confirmed by a set of studies and reports from numerous institutions such as the High Commission for Planning and the Ministry of Finance and the Economy, concludes the Association.