The weekend of October 17th, Oliver Roy and Molly Abraham represented MCT at a UN-sponsored Child Protection Advocacy conference in Marrakech. The conference, entitled “Integrated Public Policy of Child Protection in Morocco” was convened by Dr. Najat Maala M’jid, a representative of Morocco at the UN and Special Rapporteur of the UN Human Rights. The conference workshops come in anticipation of the Moroccan government’s upcoming debates on child protection policy in Morocco, and were an excellent opportunity for Child Protection NGO’s to come together and discuss their point of view on this issue.
MCT, along with FAPE’s director, Abdellah Soussi, participated in group workshop discussion regarding reinforcing legal protection of children, the putting in place of child protection systems on the regional level, the standardization of services and practices, the promotion of social norms that protect children, and the putting in place of reliable, and standardized information systems and monitoring and evaluation systems. “It was a great opportunity to witness the national discussion on these topics, and meet other organizations working in the same field,” says Oliver Roy.
In the meantime, MCT continues its advocacy efforts to aid in the development of a regional child protection system in Taroudant province.