Presentation ICRAM : Initiative Concertée pour le Renforcement des Acquis des Marocaines. (Concerted Initiative for Strengthening the Moroccan achievements.)
The Governmental Plan for Equality in respect of the year 2012-2016 ."ICRAM" defines a convergence framework for different initiatives aiming at promoting equality between women and men and integrating women's rights in public policies and development programs. It is also a tool for the declination of the commitments made in the Government Programme for the year 2012-2016.
The plan "ICRAM" is based on the founding principles of the Constitution of 2011 and the Millennium Development Goals, which aspire to build new social relationships between women and men, ensuring a fair and equal participation in the design and monitoring of policies and development programs in various areas and fair and equal sharing of benefits and profits from such participation. The government plan for equality was adopted at the Governmental Council held on the 13th of June 2013.
The PGE includes 8 areas and 24 objectives, translated into 156 actions provided with quantitative and qualitative indicators . These actions are divided between the departments responsible for implementation in respect of the year 2012-2016.
The Ministerial Commission for the coordination , monitoring and evaluation of the Governmental Plan for Equality
The Government Council adopted on the occasion of its meeting of Thursday, June 27, 2013, Decree No. 2-13-495 establishing the Ministerial Commission for the coordination, monitoring and evaluation of the Governmental Plan for Equality .
This Ministerial Commission is responsible to:
The Commission shall meet at the request of the Prime Minister or the delegate department at least once a year, according to the agenda proposed by the department in charge of the promotion of women's rights.
The MSFFDS has established the interministerial technical committee as part of the same decree, the establishment of the Interministerial Commission composed of directors , designated as permanent focal points in charge of monitoring the implementation of commitments and departments and coordinating their initiatives for better performance and efficiency in the field of gender equality.
This Committee is responsible for:
The information system for monitoring the PGE has been established with a view to monitor the implementation of the PGE's commitments relating to each ministry, through:
In this respect, four training sessions has been organized for different departments and social pole. Similarly, an accompanying information guide for the PGE implementation has been developed as a tool to support the transversal integration of gender equality in the government programs and initiatives (ITEG guide).
In order to guarantee a concerted implementation of the policy of gender equality, Morocco enjoys the support of international partner organizations, in particular the European Union.
With a value of 45 Million Euro, the Support Programme for the Governmental Plan for Equality undertaken with the European Union, is formulated through a an approach focused on tangible results, translated into indicators and targets to be achieved, between 2012 and 2016.
According to the financing agreement signed Jon the 3th of july 2012, such support is divided into three components:
Indicator 1: The national legislation is amended with a view to protecting women against all forms of violence.
Indicator 2: Services and devices for the protection of the rights of women victims of violence are established and strengthened.
Indicator 3: The professionals of the legal profession and enforcement are sensitized and trained on the implementation and promotion of women's rights.
Indicator 4: Legal provisions and mechanisms to eliminate sexist stereotypes in the media are established
Indicator 5: Behaviors, attitudes and practices in the areas of gender-based violence and marriages of minors are moving towards greater protection of women's rights.
Indicator 6: Provisions promoting equity in recruitment and career development of women in the public service are implemented.
Indicator 7: Devices for incorporating gender in ministries, parliament and in municipalities are institutionalized
Indicator 8: Women's political participation is reinforced
The management of this component is entrusted to the Social Development Agency (ADS) following the delegation agreement between the Ministry and the Agency.
A call for projects was launched targeting projects from associations operating in the field of promoting and strengthening of women's rights and equality.
The support concerns the following areas:
-Fighting violence against women
-Strengthening women's political participation;
-Supporting women's access to legal protection.