Morocco, Gambia Ink Cooperation Agreement on Rights of Women and Children

Morocco and the Gambia signed, in Rabat on Tuesday, a cooperation agreement aimed at promoting and protecting the rights of women, children, and people in vulnerable situations.

The agreement, initialed by Moroccan Minister of Solidarity, Social Integration and Family Aawatif Hayar, and visiting Gambian Minister of Gender, Children and Social Welfare, Fatou Sanyang Kinteh, aims to promote training in the field of social action.

Hayar said during the signing ceremony that Morocco has taken important steps in the field of social action, particularly through institutionalizing professions linked to this field. She said that the agreement with Gambia includes a significant number of programs in favor of persons with disabilities, the elderly, and children, and that the two parties are resolved to implement its provisions.

For her part, Kinteh stated that Gambia and Morocco face a number of challenges relating to issues of women, children, the elderly, and people with special needs, expressing her wish to see the cooperation between the two countries strengthened in order to jointly promote several initiatives in this area.

The Gambian official also voiced her country’s wish to benefit from the Kingdom’s accumulated experience, particularly in the promotion of women and children’s rights and social inclusion.

Talks between the two officials focused on means of strengthening cooperation, particularly in the area of women’s economic empowerment, as well as on the progress scored by Morocco in advancing women and children rights, promoting universal health insurance, and reinforcing social protection.



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