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Women Organizing in Morocco

  • Setting the Stage
  • Morocco’s economy is shifting from agriculture to mining and trade
  • Nearly 90% of rural women are illiterate
  • Women and girls are often forced into abusive situations
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Women Organizing in Morocco

  • Association El Amane pour le Développement de la Femme
  • Founded in 2002
  • Co-founder Halima Oulami
  • Provides literacy and job training

El Amane

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Women Organizing in Morocco

  • Lessons Learned
  • Women have solved many community problems
  • Women have influenced local economies

El Amane

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Women Organizing in Morocco

  • Taking it Global
  • Grassroots solutions are good for immediate needs but need to think long-term as well
  • Women need a voice in policy and decision-making arenas
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Women Organizing in Morocco

Learn More at www.imow.org

Photos: Barefoot College in India

Interview: Dolores Huerta

Video: ITVS Women’s Empowerment Collection

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Women Organizing in Morocco

What You Can Do

Support the Afghan Institute of Learning

Participate in Iran’s One Million Signatures

campaign at the Women’s Learning Partnership

Spread the word about this issue

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Women Organizing in Morocco

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www.imow.org

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