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Identity Papers Project

In Morocco, as in many countries around the world, lack of official identity papers is a recurring obstacle to children’s rights. Children without official birth certificates cannot access formal education past primary school, and cannot access public health and social services.

To read more about the causes of this problem and its effects, please read our Identity Papers Project Brief.

MCT works to promote positive changes that will lead to 100% birth registration and support a simplified and efficient inscription system.

Strategy

Since 2013, our efforts included: public education events in Taroudannt, case support by Centre Amane social workers, radio publicity, mobile outreach events in surrounding towns, and training sessions with local officials.

In December 2014, we organised an International Conference on Birth Registration, hosting 127 participants who worked together to draft a list of recommendations for further work. Read the conference report in French here.

In 2014, we assisted over 650 people without identity papers and are excited for the project’s prospects. Future advocacy work will include continued public education, training with local officials and associations, as well as promoting changes that will simplify registration processes.

We hope Taroudant province will become a model for the rest of Morocco, leading the way to supporting children’s rights all over the country.