Posts Tagged ‘Caitlin Dearing Scott’

Morocco’s Recent Strides in Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism – Caitlin Dearing Scott

Caitlin Dearing Scott, MAC June 9, 2016 2015 was a remarkable year for Morocco in its fight against terrorism and violent extremism. From helping French authorities track down the Paris attackers to the establishment of its imam training school, acknowledged as an innovative means of isolating extreme forms of Islam, it is clear that Morocco has made counterterrorism (CT) and CVE (countering violent extremism)  top policy priorities both domestically and ...

Advancing Citizen Engagement in Morocco – Caitlin Dearing Scott

Caitlin Dearing Scott, MAC June 3, 2016 Since 2013, the National Democratic Institute has worked with members of Parliament (MPs) in Morocco to improve citizen engagement and bridge the trust gap between elected officials and their constituencies – a long-standing challenge in the Kingdom. Through the program, funded by the British Embassy and USAID, fourteen MPs established constituent outreach offices to “directly engage with citizens and advocate on their behalf.” ...

Moving Forward with Advanced Regionalization in the Sahara – Caitlin Dearing Scott

Caitlin Dearing Scott, MAC April 21, 2016 Earlier this month, Morocco’s Economic, Social, and Environmental Council (CESE) released a new report on advanced regionalization in the Sahara. The report, “The Requirements of Regionalization and the Integration Challenges of Sectoral Policies,” sets out a road map of recommendations that aim to make the region a lever for “integrated, inclusive, and sustainable” human and economic development. The report is just the latest ...

On International Women’s Day, a Reflection on the Past Year in Morocco – Caitlin Dearing Scott

Caitlin Dearing Scott, MAC March 8, 2016 International Women’s Day – every March 8 – offers an occasion to celebrate the achievements of women and the successes of the fight for gender equality while reflecting on the challenges that remain.  Morocco kicked off the occasion over the weekend, with the 2nd annual Women’s Day Race in Essaouira, which drew large crowds, and several magazines devoting articles to the topic. Among ...

ISSUE BRIEF: Advancing Society through the Rights of Women: Progress and Challenges in Morocco

Caitlin Dearing Scott, MAC October 14, 2015 Introduction October 10 was National Women’s Day in Morocco, an occasion to celebrate the achievements of women while calling for greater equality. There is wide consensus from Moroccan women, regional and subject-matter experts, and economists that over the past 15+ years Morocco has become a leader among Islamic countries in promoting the rights of women and gender equity. Indeed, progress in women’s rights ...
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