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Human rights in Morocco

The "Association Marocaine des Droits Humains" (AMDH) is Morocco's only NGO dealing with the topic of human rights on a national level. The organization has already been founded in 1979 and has more than 10,000 members and 90 branch offices in the whole country.

The organization is advocating freedom and social justice. They are promoting the equality of all citizens without regards to race, colour, sex, language, religion, opinion, origins or belongings. According to the organization, all citizens need freedom, democracy, justice, and provision of basic assets such as work, nutrition, housing, medical care, social security and access to culture and leisure.

AMDH is doing campaigns about human rights, is controlling the Moroccan legislative to comply with international conventions of human rights, is uncovering and denouncing cases of violations of human rights and is solidarising with the victims of human rights violations.

To reach these goals, AMDH is making use of all possible legal means such as claims ("Memorandum revendicatif" and "Rapport"), using the media and other channels of communication, conferences, round tables, colloquia, universities and various activities of education and sensitization, artistic, cultural and sports activities related to the topic, particularly for children, youth, women and workers, partnerships with other organisations dealing with the topic, as well as intervention with concerned parties.

Annually, AMDH is publishing a report informing about the situation of human rights in Morocco.

Proactive individuals can volunteer or do an internship with AMDH at the office of Chefchaouen. They can do research about a topic related to human rights. The organization also welcomes individuals who can intensify or continue cooperation with foreign human rights organisations and would write texts about human rights in Morocco in their maternal language and/or English.

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Location: Chefchaouen, Morocco

Duration: Minimum 2 weeks

Special qualifications needed: yes

Costs: none, the trouble-free package is optional

Accommodation: Not included

Meals: Not included

Included: Placement in the project; if you opt for the trouble-free package the whole range of services which is part of the trouble-free package is included

Not included: Travel to Morocco, health insurance

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