Empowering Women Circular Migrant Workers in Morocco

Empowering Women Circular Migrant Workers in Morocco

Africa
LM.0416
MA10P0517
300,000
Morocco
Labour Migration
National
Active

The growing importance of circular migration comes from its potential benefits for all the countries concerned by the migration process - be it the countries of origin, host countries and/or transit countries - and for the migrants themseleves who can benefit from better employment opportunities/salaries, hence improving directly and indirectly their quality of life, their families' and comunities'.

This project will focus on seasonal moroccan labour migrants who are women and participate in the circular migration programme in Spain, in the framework of the labour mobility agreement between the two countries. Each year, this programme exclusively recruits women workers from rural areas in Morocco to work in the province of Huelva, Spain to harvest red berries. In 2019, more than 15000 women participated in the programme. ANAPEC (Agence Nationale de Promotion de l’Emploi et des Compétences), National Agency specialized in the promotion of employment, offers an array of services to support employees and entrepreneurship. As the leader of the circular migration programme between Morocco and Spain, ANAPEC also expressed the need to adapt its services to address women migrant workers' socio-economic needs after their return.

The overall objective of this project is to contribute to the empowerment of female Moroccan migrant workers participating in the Spain-Morocco circular migration programme in their home communities. More specifically, this project aims to ensure that the Government of Morocco implements a socio-economic empowerment programme for female migrant workers that responds to their profiles and needs, in three pilot areas (outcome 1). The project will achieve the following two outputs: 1) the Moroccan Government, through ANAPEC, will have a better understanding of the needs of female migrant workers throughout the circular migration process and, 2) ANAPEC will have developed and targeted its capacities to support these women in their empowerment trajectory through a range of services throughout the migration cycle and more specifically during the post-return phase (based on output 1.1).