Minister's Biography


Date and place of birth: October 19, 1969 in Ouazzane

Marital status: Married


Academic Qualifications :

Mrs. JAMILA EL MOSSALLI holds a PhD in History and a Diploma of Higher Studies (D.E.S) “specializing in Thought and Civilization” from Mohammed V University - Rabat. She also holds a C.E.A from the same university.

Political Career:
  • Minister of Solidarity, Social Development, Equality and Family (October 9, 2019).
  • Secretary of State to the Minister of Tourism, Air Transport, Handicrafts and Social Economy in charge of Handicrafts and Social Economy (5 April 2017/9 October 2019).
  • Acting Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Training (October 9, 2016 - April 4, 2017).
  • Minister Delegate to the Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Training (May 20,  2015 - 4 April 2017).
  • Member of the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco (since May 20, 2015).
Political and parliamentary experiences:
  • Member of the General Secretariat of the Justice and Development Party PJD (since 2008).
  • Member of Parliament for the Justice and Development Party (2002-2015).
  • Secretary of the House of Representatives, member of the Bureau of the House (2012-2015).
  • Member of the Office of the Committee of the Foreign Affairs, National Defense and Islamic Affairs of the House of Representatives (2007-2011).
  • Member of the Foreign Affairs, National Defense and Islamic Affairs Committee of the House of Representatives (2002-2011).
  • Member of the National Committee in charge of the Support Fund for the Promotion of Women's Representation (2009-2014).
  • Member of the Committee on Education, Culture and Communication of the House of Representatives (2012-2015).
  • Member of the National Committee for National Dialogue on Civil Society and New Constitutional Prerogatives (2013-2014).
  • Member of the National Tracking Committee for the preparation of the national strategy to combat bribery (2014-2015).
  • Former member of the Global Forum of Women Parliamentarians.
  • Member of Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA).
  • Former member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and member of the its Commission on Equality and the Fight against Discrimination.
  • Member of the Commission for Gender Approach and Equal Opportunities of the Parliaments of Central America and the Caribbean, FOPREL.
  • Former member of the Administrative Office of Parliamentarians Against Corruption, Morocco Branch.
  • Member of the National Authority of Dialogue on Media and Society (2010-2011).
Associative Activities:
  • President of the Women of Justice and Development Organization (since May 4, 2018).
  • Former President of Women Awareness Renewal Organization - Rabat Branch (1995-1999).
  • Founder and President of Al-Wiam Family Counseling Center (2004-2015). 
  • Founding member and member of the office of Azzahrae Forum for Moroccan Women (2001-2015).
  • Contributions to the establishment of Income-Generating Projects for women in difficult situation and the establishment of many listening and family counseling centers,  and founding member of many local associations and national and regional networks.
Expertise and scientific and intellectual contributions:
  • Women's Movement in Contemporary Morocco: Trends and Issues" (published by Al-Jazeera Center for Studies with the Arab Publisher house 2013).
  • Women's Political Participation between Reality and Expectations (Al-Wiam Publications 2009).
  • A collection of specialized reports and collective and joint research on issues of civil society, development, family and women's movement.
  • Contributions in several Arab and international conferences and seminars by presenting scientific and research papers. 
  • Accredited expert on women, family and development issues to a group of Arab and regional bodies and organizations.
Advanced training sessions including:
  • Certificate of successful completion of regional sessions on training of trainers on International Humanitarian Law issued by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the League of Arab States and the Arab Center for Legal and Judicial Research (during the year 2013 and 2015).
  • Holds several training and development certificates in the fields of communication, public relations, strategic planning and international humanitarian law.
  • Participation in the International Visitors Leadership Program organized by the United States for the benefit of women leaders.