Dr. Omayma Achour
President of Jossour Forum des Femmes Marocaines.
Head of the Partnership Department, Division of Cooperation, Ministry of National Education and Vocational Training.
Dr. Omayma Achour is a young Moroccan lawyer and activist. She started her volunteering work at the age of 18 years old through AIESEC, an international youth platform driving several projects in the MENA region on youth development, women’s rights, leadership, social responsibility, the promotion of equality, and social justice. She was an Advisor in the Cabinet of the Minister of Employment and Vocational Training from 2009-2012, and is currently Head of the Partnership Department in the Division of Cooperation at the Ministry of National Education and Vocational Training.
In 2014, Achour was elected President of the Association Jossour Forum of Moroccan Women with Consultative Status at the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC), a key association of the women's movement in Morocco that defends the promotion of equality and empowerment of women. She is a positive agent of change, where she is committed to improve the world by leading different activities conducted in high schools, universities and youth centers on human and women’s rights and citizenship attitudes. In 2014, she was elected to the Control Commission of the IUSY Youth Socialist International in the IUSY congress held in Copenhagen. She is an alumnus of international networks like AIESEC and MEPI.
Achour has organised and participated in different international conferences, youth festivals, summer camps, and summer university lectures held in the United Nations headquarters at Genève and New York. She has also participated in conferences about women’s rights and social protection in more than 30 countries located in Europe, America, Latin America, and Africa. She has published books and scientific articles concerning women, youth, and social protection. Achour has a Ph.D. in legal science from the University Mohammed V-Agdal-Rabat, having completed her thesis on the topic of Moroccan pension reform, on which she published several articles and a book in 2012 entitled Retirement Reform in Morocco.
Last modified: 01/09/2019