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ILAB News Release: [12/31/2013]
Contact Name: Egan Reich
Phone Number: (202) 693-4960
Email:
reich.egan@dol.gov
Release Number: 13-2464-NAT

Nearly $1M awarded by US Labor Department
to promote workplace gender equality in the Kingdom of Morocco

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of International Labor Affairs today announced a $998,384 grant award to promote gender equality in the workplace in the Kingdom of Morocco. The grant provides funding for a project that will be implemented through a cooperative agreement between the department and Management Systems International.

The project will be implemented in collaboration with the private sector, civil society organizations and the Government of Morocco to empower women through increased recognition, promotion and enforcement of their labor rights.

"Respecting the labor rights of working women and promoting gender equality in the workplace supports sustainable and inclusive economic growth and development," said Deputy Undersecretary of Labor for International Affairs Carol Pier. "This grant will provide technical assistance to support stakeholders' efforts on these critically important issues."

Since 1995, ILAB has funded technical assistance projects to improve worker rights, livelihoods and labor law compliance. ILAB's Office of Trade and Labor Affairs currently oversees approximately $76 million in active programming to provide such technical assistance in more than 72 countries.

For more information about ILAB's technical assistance projects, visit http://www.dol.gov/ilab/map/.