Droits des migrants et altérité culturelle

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Droits des migrants et altérité culturelle

Start date - End date

Thu, 07/30/2009 to Mon, 11/29/2010

Brief description of the initiative

The project aimed at promoting the fundamental rights of Sub-Saharan migrants in Morocco as a way to foster integration in the host (Moroccan) society and fight discrimination.

Results and lessons learned

Field research on Sub-Saharans in Morocco has been finalised. It included interviews with hundreds of Sub-Saharans in different situations, be they students, working in the formal or informal sectors or not working at all. The findings are now being compiled in order to be found in a book. A theatre play with 18 sub-Saharan in an irregular situation was performed. Performances were carried out from the 18th to the 21st of June 2010.

In addition, the partners created 'Destins Croisés', a pedagogic tool teaching children about the issues of migration in Morocco - please click here



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JMDI, European Union

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Main thematic areas


Focus area

Mitigating the negative impact of migration on family members' rights in countries of origin
Adopting a human rights-based approach to migration and development

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Main objectives

The project aimed at promoting the fundamental rights of Sub-Saharan migrants in Morocco as a way to foster integration in the host (Moroccan) society and fight discrimination.



Main activities

• a comprehensive study was undertaken with an ethnological and anthropological approach, on the living conditions and integration situation of Sub-Saharan migrants in the cities of Casablanca and Rabat; the study was disseminated in hard copies (1,500) and through public events, where civil society organizations as well as relevant State authorities will be invited. • Second, an orientation guide covering all services available to migrants in the 2 urban areas will be produced, translated into English, French and Arabic and diffused (400 copies). • Third, an awareness kit for young students was produced and distributed, consisting of specifically prepared documentary, brochures and comics; these were be accompanied by 4 cartoons and a theatre play prepared and played by Sub-Saharan migrants. • Fourth, information and awareness campaigns were conducted in 6 primary and secondary schools in the 2 cities, targeting a total of 60 teachers and 1,000 students, in order to promote intercultural understanding and develop a culture of understanding "the other". • Finally, all products of the project were made available on the internet for reference and replication.

Main beneficiaries

• Sub-saharian migrants in Morocco mainly from francophone African countries such as Senegal, Mali, Cameroun, Congo, and Guinea Bissau but also from Nigeria, Ghana and Liberia. • The research activities mainly benefited 15 associations, 5 public institutions, and 2 research institutions.

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Project Documents

  • Vivre ensemble au Maroc - Livret de sensibilisation pour mieux comprendre la diversité et respecter la différence (avec une couleur qui fait référence à la fiche) : Livret illustré réalisé par le GADEM et le CISS.

    Langue : version en Français et en arabe classique.
    Ce livret à but pédagogique propose des pistes de réflexions sur les différences, la diversité et les discriminations pour les plus grands comme les plus jeunes, afin de favoriser un « mieux vivre ensemble » dans un contexte multiculturel et multicolore comme le Maroc.

  • Cette collection des fiches contient des matériaux pour engager et animer des élèves concernant le migration et développement.

  • Les auteurs de la publication:

    Valentina ARNÒ, consultante de l'équipe du CISS (Rabat)
    Massimiliano DI TOTA, coordinateur du CISS Maroc-Algérie (Rabat)
    Jean-Louis EDOGUÉ NTANG, doctorant, École des hautes études en sciences
    sociales (Paris)
    Federica INFANTINO, doctorante en sciences sociales, aspirante FNRS-FRS
    au sein du CEVIPOL, Université Libre de Bruxelles ; École des hautes
    études en sciences sociales (Paris)
    Meryem KETTANI, chercheure, Centre Jacques Berque (Rabat)
    Nazarena LANZA, doctorante, Maison méditerranéenne des sciences de
    l'homme (Aix-en-Provence) ; chercheure associée, Centre Jacques Berque
    Michel PERALDI, anthropologue, directeur de recherche au CNRS,
    CADIS/EHESS, Paris
    Ester ZAPPATA, chargée du programme Initiative conjointe UE/NU
    Migration et développement (Rabat), programme des Nations unies pour
    le développement (PNUD)


Please click on the link below to read all about the theatre play in La Vie Eco: