Morocco is a country in North Africa which has not only a diverse geography - spanning from the Atlantic Ocean, to mountainous areas, to the Sahara desert - but also a diverse social structure, resulting from a mixture of religious and cultural influences from people arriving from the North, East and South. Morocco is known for its wildlife biodiversity, its colourful rich textiles, and its renowned cuisine. Although changes to the country's family code in 2004 have resulted in increased rights for women, especially for divorce without repudiation, this traditionally Muslim country still has a long way to go to ensure that women can fully exercise their sexual and reproductive rights.
ALARM International Program
During the two-phased ALARM International Initiative in Morocco, which took place in 2009 and 2010, the SOGC helped deliver five AIP trainings to Moroccan health professionals, with the goal of contributing to the country's reduction of maternal mortality and morbidity. Over 158 health professionals and 15 Moroccan AIP instructors received training. Course management and logistics were successfully handed over to representatives of the Ministry of Health.
The SOGC's main partners in Morocco are the Ministry of Health in Morocco and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
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