CEDAW Hails Morocco's Progress In Women's Rights
Geneva, June 24 (TNA) Morocco was congratulated by the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), for the progress made in women's rights, under the leadership of HM King Mohammed VI.
In a statement reporting on the review of Morocco's report by the CEDAW, in Geneva, the committee highlights "the measures taken by Morocco in favor of women's rights," noting that the Kingdom "was commended by an expert of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, for the voluntary actions taken by HM King Mohammed VI to improve women's rights, which are now enshrined in the Family Code."
"Another expert welcomed the fact that the Moroccan Constitution of 2011 prohibits all forms of discrimination - a provision that is reflected in several pieces of legislation,'' the same source noted.
During the review of Morocco's report, CEDAW members were informed of the progress made by Morocco towards the enshrinement of women's rights, particularly in the areas covered by the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.
In statements to MAP, at the end of this two-day review, CEDAW experts welcomed the "firm" commitment of Morocco on women's rights issues.
They also highlighted the quality of the "fruitful and constructive" exchanges with the members of the Moroccan delegation, led by the Minister of Solidarity, Social Integration and Family, Aawatif Hayar, and including representatives of different departments and national institutions.