A middle-income country, Morocco has increased access to contraceptives and reduced maternal and infant mortality, but disparities remain. In particular, women’s empowerment remains a challenge despite progressive legislation. Active in Morocco since 1975, UNFPA supports the continued improvements in women’s reproductive health through better emergency obstetric care and screening services for cervical cancer, a leading cause of death. It also advocates for youth-specific policies, services and information, and helps to improve the availability and analysis of data on population dynamics, sexual and reproductive health, and gender equality.
Morocco 2014 Programme Activities data
Integrated SRH services
Increased availability and use of integrated sexual and reproductive health services (including family planning, maternal health and HIV) that are gender-responsive and meet human rights standards for quality of care and equity in access
Increased priority on adolescents, especially on very young adolescent girls, in national development policies and programmes, particularly increased availability of comprehensive sexuality education and sexual and reproductive health
Increased national capacity to conduct evidence-based advocacy for incorporating adolescents and youth and their human rights/needs in national laws, policies, programmes, including in humanitarian settings
Advanced gender equality, women’s and girls’ empowerment, and reproductive rights, including for the most vulnerable and marginalized women, adolescents and youth
UNFPA $3268 (100%)
Core Resources (86%)
Non-core Resources (14%)
Ending harmful practices
Increased capacity to prevent gender-based violence and harmful practices and enable the delivery of multisectoral services, including in humanitarian settings
UNFPA $450 (100%)
Non-core Resources (100%)
Strengthened international and national protection systems for advancing reproductive rights, promoting gender equality and non-discrimination and addressing gender-based violence
UNFPA $2817 (100%)
Core Resources (100%)
Strengthened national policies and international development agendas through integration of evidence-based analysis on population dynamics and their links to sustainable development, sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, HIV and gender equality
Strengthened national capacity for production and dissemination of quality disaggregated data on population and development issues that allows for mapping of demographic disparities and socio-economic inequalities, and for programming in humanitarian settings
UNFPA $5583 (100%)
Core Resources (56%)
Non-core Resources (44%)
Population data analysis
Increased availability of evidence through cutting-edge in-depth analysis on population dynamics, sexual and reproductive health, HIV and their linkages to poverty eradication and sustainable development
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