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Morocco > Civic and Political Participation Topic Brief

Data from the SWMENA survey suggests that women's overall levels of membership in different organizations is extremely low, while 50% report having participated in some political activity in their lifetime. Additionally, female voter turnout in Morocco is the lowest of all three surveyed countries, with only 45% reporting having voted on election day in 2009. This topic brief presents the main findings from the SWMENA survey in Morocco on civic and political participation. It includes an analysis of civic engagement through membership in different types of organizations and taking part in different activities to express opinions on political and social issues. Voting behavior is also explored in reference to participation in the 2009 municipal elections in June 2009 as well as women’s opinions about policy priorities and factors influencing their voting choices.

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