The existence of 130,000 civil society association is reflective of the dynamism of the fabric of Morocco’s civil society and human rights, Secretary General of the national human rights council, Mohamed Sebbar said.
The figure shows the importance of partnerships forged between the state and the civil society, he said at an event held at the Upper House of Parliament in partnership with the Westminster Foundation for Democracy.
He however acknowledged the existence of hurdles in the way of associations particularly in terms of logistical means and the individual attitudes of authority agents.
Sebbar advocated more dialogue between the state and civil society associations in order to address challenges facing their action.
The event was a chance to deepen debate on issues pertaining to associations’ freedom and saw the participation of NGO representatives and human rights experts.