The representation of women in the Moroccan political arena has made “remarkable progress”, underlines the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE).

In a press release announcing the organisation in Morocco of a seminar in partnership with the Moroccan parliament on gender equality in politics, the Parliamentary Assembly notes that the representation of women in the political arena has made remarkable progress, particularly in Parliament, since Morocco adopted a quota system in 2002, through a national list dedicated to women in legislative elections.

The seminar, which is part of the project “Support for the development of the role of parliament in the consolidation of democracy in Morocco 2020-2023”, funded by the European Union and implemented by the Council of Europe, will take place on Tuesday 13 July 2021 on the theme “Women in politics: how to progress towards equality?”.

The conference will allow Moroccan MPs to exchange views with their counterparts from the PACE Equality Committee and international experts on the need and importance of increasing women’s involvement in political life, the source stresses.