Democratic Association of Moroccan Women
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the Democratic Association of Moroccan Women (or Association Démocratique du Femmes du Maroc)
They have received from the NED:
- 1994: "to conduct a "Summer University" course on women's rights to raise awareness of the issue of gender equality and to integrate it into the educational system, the legal code, and political decisions related to human rights."
- 1995: "The Democratic Association of Moroccan Women (DAMW), received renewed Endowment support for a week-long course on youth and citizenship as part of its Summer University project. The course, which targets 100 young community workers (18-30 years old) will address several problems facing Moroccan youth. In the context of Moroccoþs current economic difficulties, which includes a sky-rocketing unemployment rate, DAMW wishes to help an increasingly marginalized Moroccan youth to understand and apply key concepts such as citizenship, human rights and civil society. (9/95) "
- 1997: "The Democratic Association of Moroccan Women (DAMW), a Morocco-based nongovernmental organization, will use Endowment support to establish a training center for women to help prepare women activists to take on greater positions of responsibility and decision making in the public sphere. DAMW will train women already involved in public and professional activities, elected women, and women who will potentially be in decision making positions on ways to increase their presence in the political arena and assert their political interests."
- 1998: "The Democratic Association of Moroccan Women (DAMW) received renewed Endowment funding to support the activities of its Center for Women's Leadership (CLEF), which prepares women activists to take on greater positions of responsibility and decision making in the public sphere. DAMW will conduct a five day workshop on tools of communication and negotiation, establish a working group, and organize a one-day seminar on quotas and parity in politics. DAMW will also carry out two research studies on obstacles to women's participation in public life and the motivations of women to participate in politics."
- 2001: "To train nine women from leading women's human rights and civic groups as a means of promoting women into leadership positions and supporting their involvement in public affairs. The participants will conduct workshops in Casablanca, Rabat, Tangier, Agadir and Oujda, where civic groups will learn how to recruit and develop women leaders."
- 2002: "To support its Center for Women’s Leadership as it continues to train trainers and sensitize NGO leaders to methods of promoting women’s leadership and supporting women’s participation in politics and public affairs. The Association will select, train, and guide ten candidates from leading women’s human rights and civic groups to form a working group that will develop and moderate civic group workshops focusing on recruitment and development of women leaders."
- 2003: "To train trainers and sensitize NGO leaders in methods for promoting women’s leadership and supporting their involvement in politics and public affairs. The Association will provide advanced training in advocacy skills, strategic planning, institutional change, and women’s empowerment to its core group of trainers from leading women’s rights and civic groups, who will then develop and moderate workshops for new civic groups."
- 2004: "To strengthen the leadership skills of women. DAMW will conduct a two-day advanced training for a core group of 10 trainers from leading women's rights and civic groups. Participants will then develop and moderate workshops targeting 160 NGO leaders and activists and develop plans to tackle the lack of women's participation in leadership and decision-making within the civic sector."
- 2005: "To encourage and ensure women's participation in decision-making processes in Morocco. DAMW will carry out a two-day workshop in spring 2006 to train representatives of non-governmental organizations, political parties, and trade unions in the principles of gender equality and methods of supporting women's participation and leadership. DAMW will also draft a handbook on methods of reducing discrimination and promoting women's leadership in civic organizations."