Morocco has made progress in terms of gender equality and the empowerment of women at the legislative, institutional and political levels. CARE Morocco works on gender inequalities by putting the economic, social empowerment and leadership of women at the heart of its projects. However, women’s entrepreneurship remains limited, and access to loans and finance remains a major challenge. To address these challenges, CARE Morocco has set up the “Women’s Empowerment through Sustainable Entrepreneurship” project, which aims to combat the obstacles women face in accessing economic empowerment. The project supports the creation and support of Associations Villageoises d’Epargne et de Crédit (AVEC), savings groups made up of vulnerable low-income women living in rural areas.
A round table was organized on February 28 in Marrakech to discuss the AVEC tool as a tool for gender inclusion and to reflect on the practical modalities for its integration and institutionalization. Participants also discussed the methods needed for better gender mainstreaming in public services.
Following this round table, working sessions were held with the various working groups to develop a gender diagnostic tool. Once the tool has been developed, it will be presented during a regional round table.