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Dr. Nouzha Chekrouni

Major Positions

Minister Delegate for the Status of Women.
Secretary of State for Persons with Disabilities.
Member of the Moroccan Parliament.
Founder of Jossour FFM.

Major Accomplishments

Dr. Nouzha Chekrouni is a founder of Jossour FFM, and an important Moroccan Political Leader and Academician. Chekrouni received her postgraduate doctorate in sociolinguistics from Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris III, France, in 1983. Her academic experience has been extensive. From 1986-1994, she served as the Head of Department of French Language and Literature, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Human Sciences of Meknes; From 1984-1998, she served as the Assistant Professor of Higher Education, Department of Language and French Literature, Faculty of Humanities and Letters of Meknes at Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdallah University; and in 1990, she was a visiting professor at Vermont College in the United States.

Chekrouni has also served multiple higher-level governmental positions in Morocco. From 1998-1999, she served as Secretary of State for Persons with Disabilities; from 1999-2002, she was the Minister Delegate for the Status of Women, Child Protection and Integration of the Disabled; from 2002-2007, she was a Member of the Moroccan Parliament and Minister Delegate in charge of the Moroccan community residing abroad; from 2009-2016, she was the Ambassador of His Majesty The King of Morocco in Canada; and from 2015-2016, she served as Dean of the Council of Ambassadors of the Arab League in Canada.

Additionally, Chekrouni has been a high-ranking member of multiple organizations, doing good for women around the world. From 1985-1990, she was the Regional Secretary General of the National Union of Higher Education; from 1987-1990, she was an Executive Member of the National Advisory Council; from 1999-2008, she was a member of the Political Bureau of the Socialist Union of Popular Forces; from 1996-2002, she was the Vice President of Socialist International Women; from 2001-2009, she was Secretary General of Women’s Affairs for the Arab Labor Organization; from 2008-2015, she was Vice President of Socialist International based in London; and from 2008-2017, she was a member of the National Council.

Last modified: 01/09/2019

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