This project is part of Canada’s Women’s Voice and Leadership Program, which supports local and regional women’s organisations and networks that are working to promote women’s rights, and advance women’s empowerment and gender equality in developing countries. This is done by supporting activities, building institutional capacity, and promoting network and alliance-building as women’s rights and feminist organizations are critical agents of change. The Program also responds to the globally recognized, significant gap in funding and support to women’s rights organizations and movements around the world. This project is being implemented by Oxfam-Québec. Its objective is to strengthen the capacities and support the activities of local women’s rights organizations in Morocco that seek to empower women and girls, preserve their rights and achieve gender equality in their societies. More than 70 organizations benefit from the support of this project. It is expected that approximately 1,000 people directly benefit from the project activities, and that 5,000 people, including approximately 3,250 women and 1,750 men, are reached by awareness campaigns.
The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved management and sustainability of local or regional women’s rights organizations in Morocco; (2) enhanced performance of women’s rights organizations’ programming and advocacy to advance gender equality and empower women and girls; and (3) increased effectiveness of sub-national and national or regional women’s rights platforms, networks and alliances to affect policy, legal and social change in Morocco.