OUR HANDS: Bread Making

This week the Our Hands campaign focused on one of the most important parts of the Moroccan cultural experience: khobz (bread). Bread making is labor that is typically tasked to women in Morocco. Most meals in Morocco are served with bread, and it is customary to eat using your hands, usually with the bread as the vessel. … Continue reading OUR HANDS: Bread Making

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CCT-PCV Match Program

Fill out our CCT-PCV Match Program Google form and we can match you with GAD Morocco's Cultural Consultants & Translators who can assist you with projects, questions of cultural sensitivity, translation, facilitation, and more.   Posted by Abbie Olson

GAD Chat: Gender in the Fes-Meknes Region

Compiled & Written by Jessica Wamala Edited by Katie Bercegeay & Abbie Olson   It is neither possible to characterize a single woman or man’s experience in Morocco, nor is it appropriate to essentialize these groups through the painting of a simple picture of gender relations in Morocco. Gender relations in Morocco are complex. At … Continue reading GAD Chat: Gender in the Fes-Meknes Region

An All-Girls Soccer Team in Morocco (Video)

Mathew Crichton is a Peace Corps Volunteer serving in Aguelmouss.  His background is in design and business, but his true passion is film.  He designed and ran the first and only nomadic movie theatre in Papua New Guinea and has lived, studied, and worked overseas for 4 years so far and he’d like to make … Continue reading An All-Girls Soccer Team in Morocco (Video)

The Ever-Important Counterpart

By Elizabeth Jay, Badr Allouche & Bochra Laghssais Elizabeth “Lou” Jay is a fourth year volunteer serving in a small community located the mountains south of Marrakech. Before she came to Morocco she was a professor at the University of Indianapolis, teaching “Intro to Sociology” and “Social Problems” courses. Much of her academic background focused … Continue reading The Ever-Important Counterpart

In Gender & Development Work, Remember: Development itself is Gendered

Written by Julie Sherbill Julie Sherbill is a first year Peace Corps Volunteer serving near Marrakech. Having lived in Turkey and worked for an international fellowship program, she believes well-designed cultural exchanges are crucial for a more peaceful and just world. As a Volunteer at a new site, you can often find Julie closing her … Continue reading In Gender & Development Work, Remember: Development itself is Gendered

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Reflections & Resources 2017

While Sexual Assault Awareness Month has come to an end, the need to spread awareness and advocate against sexual harassment, violence, and "rape culture" has not. Here is a short list of resources shared among Peace Corps Morocco Volunteers and Moroccan peers throughout the month of April. Let's continue to stand up for respectful treatment … Continue reading Sexual Assault Awareness Month Reflections & Resources 2017

Branching Out: Finding the Students that Want to Learn

Written by Alyssa Meredith Alyssa Meredith is a newly returned PCV who served in a rural Moroccan village near Zagora. Her interest areas include environmental awareness, women’s empowerment and healthy lifestyles. She helped lead the first day camp to happen at her town’s Dar Chabab and taught weekly classes at the Dar Taliba and Nedi … Continue reading Branching Out: Finding the Students that Want to Learn

2017 Cultural Consultant & Translation Program Recruitment Successful

Peace Corps Morocco’s Gender and Development (GAD) Committee is pleased to announce a successful recruiting season for the 2017 Cultural Consultant and Translator (CCT) program. We are thrilled to have received an overwhelming response from a diverse pool of applicants with impressive achievements, qualifications, and experience. In a short period of time, over 100 youth … Continue reading 2017 Cultural Consultant & Translation Program Recruitment Successful