7 December 2012

Morocco: Center for Women in Distress in Casablanca - Constant Royal Follow-Up of INDH Projects

Casablanca  — HM King Mohammed VI's commitment to the goals of the National Initiative for Human Development (INDH), by personally monitoring the implementation and progress of its programs, is proved once again by the inauguration on Friday by the sovereign of a center for women in distress in the city of Casablanca.

After the hemodialysis center in Bouskoura, the rehabilitation center for the disabled and the indoor sports hall of Ben Sik, come the turn of women in difficult circumstances. This vulnerable social group will now benefit from a new center, carried out part of the INDH anti-poverty program for a total sum of nearly 9 million dirhams.

This project reflects the special attention given by the Sovereign to women's issues, by placing the promotion and protection of women's rights as a national priority and by integrating them in the process of development on an equal footing with men.

Located in the district of Anfa, the new center will provide legal assistance, guidance, capacity-building, and financial support to women in distress.

These women will benefit from professional training in various trades (catering, housekeeping, elderly companionship, hairdressing, and aesthetics) that will ensure their economic and social independence.

Benefiting nearly 180 women and 60 children, this new facility includes classrooms, a playground, a multipurpose room, an infirmary and a drop-in room.

This INDH project aims to build the capacity of women and ensure their socio-economic integration by creating income-generating jobs, improving their living conditions, and promoting their access to equipment and basic social services.

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