The “Civil coalition for the implementation of article 19 of the constitution” has called for holding a demonstration on Sunday April 13 in Rabat to call for the implementation of article 19 of the Moroccan constitution.
This coalition, which groups human rights, feminist, and Amazigh associations operating in Morocco, aims at pressuring the government to implement reforms to ensure gender equality in the country.
Although the 2011 constitution includes mechanisms for the promotion of gender equality, human right organizations have criticized the government for failing to take actions in this respect. Article 19 of the 2011 constitution stipulates that “Men and women equality enjoy the rights and freedoms in civil, political, economic, social, cultural and environmental character, announced in this Title and in the other provisions of the Constitution, as well as in the international conventions ratified by Morocco.”
These demonstrations are held only one week after protests organized by Moroccan syndicates, which gathered some 8,000 people in Casablanca.