The International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) is the largest multi-country study of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa. So what does it mean to be a man in Morocco in 2017 and beyond – and what impact does masculinity have on the lives of women and girls, on men themselves, and for gender equality more broadly? To answer this question in Morocco, Promundo and UN Women, with Association Migration Internationale (AMI) and independent researchers, conducted qualitative research and surveyed 1,200 men and 1,200 women between the ages of 18 and 59 from seven provinces and prefectures within the Rabat-Salé-Kénitra region.
- At least 62% of Moroccan men agree that a woman should tolerate violence to keep the family together.
- At least 80% of Moroccan men would like to have the option of parental leave for fathers.
- 67% of Moroccan men think there should be more women in positions of political authority.
- At least 79% of Moroccans worry about their own and their family’s futures.