Humanity & Inclusion in Morocco
Humanity & Inclusion’s began working in Morocco in 1993, promoting the social inclusion of people with disabilities and to improve their living conditions by advancing their rights and ensuring their needs are taken into account. According to a National Disability Survey, one in four households is affected by disability.
Though Morocco’s transition towards democracy has gained considerable momentum since 2011, much progress towards equality for people with disabilities has yet to be made. People with disabilities have few dedicated services and their inclusion in civil society remains limited. Organizations run by and for people with disabilities are working to bring about change.
Our Current Work
- Disability Rights
Humanity & Inclusion, with a 15-person staff, is one of the few international NGOs to have signed a headquarters agreement with the Moroccan Ministry for Cooperation and Foreign Affairs. For more than 20 years, Humanity & Inclusion has supported the development of a strong network of organizations run by and for people with disabilities by building their capacities for self-advocacy and action.
Since 2011, we have started to work more closely with the authorities to support the development and implementation of inclusive public policies. We have steadily expanded our partnerships to promote inclusion and address the needs of women, migrants and other victims of discrimination.
Our Past Work
Humanity & Inclusion has been in Morocco for more than 26 years, fostering a culture of dignity, access, and inclusion for ALL people with disabilities and who are vulnerable. Over time, we have evolved our work to meet the dynamic needs of the communities where we serve.
Read on to learn more about our past work in Morocco and consider investing in our future.
Supporting Organizations for People with Disabilities (OPDs or DPOs)
Humanity & Inclusion built the capacities of organizations working in aid of people with disabilities to ensure they are better able to take into account the needs of people with disabilities.
Go to the Vote Project
Humanity & Inclusion started the Go To The Vote Project to encourage political involvement from people with disabilities on a national level.
The program also works with local organizations for people with disabilities, electoral commissions, and political parties to:
- Change the perception of disability
- Promote the accessibility of people with disabilities to elections
- Ensure that disability is taken into account in electoral programs
Accessibility in Public Spaces
In the city of Tetouan, Humanity & Inclusion began cooperating with the CRPD (Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities) to improve physical accessibility for people with disabilities