Morocco’s workplace gender gap widens
Women attend a manicure class at the nonprofit organization Woman’s Solidarity, which helps unmarried mothers rebuild their lives and overcome social stigma, in Casablanca, March 3, 2011. (photo by REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal)
Working women in Morocco have a hard life. In its second report on gender equality in the workplace, the Economic, Social and Environmental Council (ESEC) described the employment situation of Moroccan women as alarming.
2.74: In millions, the total number of employed women. Of those who work, 1.03 million are employed in urban areas and 1.71 million work in rural areas.22.7%: The female employment rate in Morocco (ratio between the number of people employed and the total number of individuals), which means that less than one in four women has a job.