Rabat – The deputy secretary general of the Council of Europe Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni lauded government action plan on equality as well as the pioneering and consensual steps undertaken by Morocco for gender mainstreaming. Battaini, who was speaking, on Wednesday in Rabat, at a meeting with the Minister of Solidarity, Women, Family and Social Development Bassima Hakkaoui, also paid tribute to Morocco’s policy on immigration, calling for exerting more efforts by all stakeholders, particularly in the fight against human trafficking which affects women more than men, according to a statement from the Ministry. The top official of the pan-European organization expressed her admiration for the Moroccan approach to promote the access of children and women to justice, stressing the keenness of the Council of Europe to support Morocco in its policy of strengthening the culture of democracy and human rights within the framework of international cooperation with civil society. The Council of Europe is committed to supporting Morocco for the implementation of certain reforms as part of the future plan of cooperation between Morocco and the Council of Europe (2015-2017), she added.
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