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At a glance: Morocco


In Morocco, the rape and death of an adolescent girl prompts calls for changes to the penal code
RABAT, Morocco, 28 March 2012 – The death of 16-year-old Amina Filali, in the old port town of Larache, Morocco , has prompted outrage around the world.

Young Moroccans work with the government to draft youth-centred policies
BOUZNIKA, Morocco, 25 May 2011 – Young Moroccans gathered this week in the coastal city of Bouznika to play an active role in drafting a national youth strategy.

Moroccan children send messages of solidarity to earthquake-hit Japan
RABAT, Morocco, 25 April 2011 – Hafsa Zerhouni, 10, understands what Japanese children are going through following last month’s earthquake, even though she lives thousands of miles away in Morocco.

First municipal council of children and young people elected in Morocco
OUISSELSATE, Morocco, 8 December 2010 – Morocco recently launched its first Municipal Council of Children and Youth in the rural community of Ouisselsate, located in Ouarzazate Province. It is the first of five such councils that will be launched under the framework of a UNICEF-supported ‘Child-Friendly Cities’ initiative to protect and promote child rights in the country.

Supporting mothers to prevent child abandonment in Morocco
MARRAKESH, Morocco, 4 August 2010 - Karima (not her real name), 23, is struggling with the consequences of an unwanted pregnancy alone. The baby’s father left her, and to hide her situation she left her parents’ house in the Marrakesh countryside. Due to traditional views on pregnancy outside of marriage and fears of the repercussions, she has not told her father, only her mother.

‘Child-Friendly Cities’ initiative launched in Morocco
RABAT, Morocco, 17 December 2009 – As part of activities commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the presidents of five pilot municipalities have signed a commitment aimed at creating a ‘Child-Friendly City’ (CFC) by 2011.

Rabat, 22 April  2009 – In her first official visit to Morocco, Mrs Sigrid Kaag, Regional director of UNICEF for Middle East and North Africa Region met the Prime Minister...

RABAT, Morocco, 25 October 2005 – At the Morocco launch of UNITE FOR CHILDREN  UNITE AGAINST AIDS, UNICEF Morocco and its partners – the National Observatory for Children’s Rights (ONDE), the Pan-African Organization for HIV-AIDS (OPALS) and Menara Junior portal for Children – joined efforts to help educate children and youth on HIV/AIDS.

Queen Rania, Eminent Advocate for Children, visits child health centre in Morocco
FEZ, Morocco, 2 June, 2007 – On the second day of her official trip to the Kingdom of Morocco, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan, UNICEF’s Eminent Advocate for Children, took time out to visit the Doukara Health Centre in the heart of one of the country’s most underprivileged neighbourhoods.

Queen Rania, Eminent Advocate for Children, shares Morocco’s successes
FEZ, Morocco, 1 June 2007 – Morocco is committed to the achievement of quality education, protection and a decent life for its children. During an official visit to the Kingdom, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan today witnessed examples of innovative projects being implemented here.

Young leaders search for solutions at the Second Pan-African Youth Summit
IFRANE, Morocco, 24 August 2005 – Some 200 youth delegates from over 50 countries came together here for The Second Pan-African Youth Leadership Summit, to help find solutions to the problems and challenges facing young people around the world today.




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