This Wednesday, the Royal Family along with the entire Moroccan people celebrate the birthday of Princess Lalla Meryem. This is an ideal opportunity to praise her strong devotion to the empowerment of Moroccan women and the defense of children’s rights.
This fortunate anniversary, which is celebrated every year on August 26th, is an opportunity for Moroccans to honor the exceptional actions that the Princess has taken to maintain the achievements of women and promote the welfare of children, especially those in difficult situations.
Lalla Meryem has held many social responsibilities since she was very young, most notably that of President of Social Works of the Royal Armed Forces (FAR), a position to which the Princess was appointed in 1981 by King Hassan II.
On March 8, Princess Lalla Meryem, President of the National Union of Moroccan Women (UNFM), hosted the ceremony celebrating International Women’s Day at the Bahia Palace in Marrakech. In this event, the state of commitment relating to the Marrakech Declaration 2020 was signed, whose stakeholders have provided for the establishment of a Council to monitor the implementation of the Declaration, which will act, in particular, on the mechanisms for dealing with victims and the fight against stereotypes of women in the public media.
On December 7, 2019, Princess Lalla Meryem headed at the Mohammed V National Theater in Rabat, the opening ceremony of the International Bazaar of Beneficence of the Diplomatic Circle.
On December 6, Princess Lalla Meryem chaired at the Lalla Soukaina Mosque in Rabat, a religious evening in commemoration of the 21st anniversary of the death of King Hassan II.
On November 23, Princess Lalla Meryem, President of the National Observatory for the Rights of the Child (ONDE), officiated at the closing ceremony of the 16th edition of the National Congress on the Rights of the Child in Marrakech, which coincided with the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the International Convention on the Rights of the Child (UN).
During this ceremony, which saw the signing of a commitment to the National Pact for Children by 2030, was marked by the presentation on screen of the Award “The United Nations Champion Generation Unlimited”, subsequently awarded to HRH Princess Lalla Meryem by the UN and presented to Her Royal Highness by Mr. Geert Cappelaere, Senior Advisor in the Office of the Executive Director of UNICEF.
During the same month, Princess Lalla Meryem presided over a dinner in Rabat hosted by King Mohammed VI in honor of Ivanka Trump, Advisor to U.S. President Donald Trump. Her visit to the Kingdom focused on the promotion of the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative (W-GDP), aimed at helping the economic emancipation of 50 million women by 2025.