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Saturday 24 August 2019

Birthday of HRH Princess Lalla Meryem, Ideal Occasion to Laud Her Royal Highness's Actions in Favor of Women and Children

Birthday of HRH Princess Lalla Meryem, Ideal Occasion to Laud Her Royal Highness's Actions in Favor of Women and Children

The royal family and the entire Moroccan people celebrate, on Monday, the birthday of HRH Princess Lalla Meryem, which is a renewed opportunity to pay tribute to Her Royal Highness's strong commitment to the emancipation of Moroccan women and the preservation of children's rights.

Every year, August 26 marks a date rooted in the memory of Moroccans who also celebrate the tireless fight led by HRH Princess Lalla Meryem for the preservation of women's rights and the preservation of the physical, moral and emotional integrity of children in difficult situations.

From an early age, Her Royal Highness has held several positions in the social field, notably that of President of Social Welfare of the Royal Armed Forces (FAR), a position to which HRH Princess Lalla Meryem was appointed in 1981 by late King Hassan II.

HRH Princess Lalla Meryem is also President of the National Union of Moroccan Women (UNFM), of the National Observatory for Children's Rights (ONDE), of the Children's Parliament, of the Moroccan Association of Support to UNICEF and of the Hassan II Foundation for Moroccans residing abroad. Her Royal Highness is also Honorary President of several child-related associations.

Last November, upon the instructions of HM the King, Supreme Commander and Chief of General Staff of the Royal Armed Forces (FAR), HRH Princess Lalla Meryem, chairwoman of the Hassan II Foundation for Veterans' Social Welfare (OSAMAC), chaired, at the FAR general staff, the 7th meeting of the Foundation's Board.

In the same month, HRH Princess Lalla Meryem, chairwoman of the National Observatory for Children's Rights (ONDE), chaired in Marrakesh the official launch of the pan-African campaign "African Cities without Street Children". During this ceremony, HRH read out the message by HM King Mohammed VI on this occasion.

Also in November, HRH Princess Lalla Meryem received in Marrakesh Princess Astrid, Representative of HM the King of Belgium. HRH chaired in Rabat a dinner offered by HM King Mohammed VI in honor of Princess Astrid, representative of HM the King of Belgium.

In December 2018, Her Royal Highness Princess Lalla Meryem chaired, at the Mohammed V national Theatre in Rabat, the inauguration ceremony of the international charity bazaar of the diplomatic circle, as well as a religious evening in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the passing of late King Hassan II in the Assouna mosque in Rabat.

Last February, Queen Letizia of Spain and Her Royal Highness Princess Lalla Meryem, Chairwoman of the National Observatory for Children's Rights (ONDE), visited the Second chance School in Salé (École nationale de Cirque Shems'Y), considered as a lever for inclusion and social justice for equitable development.

On March 2nd, HM King Mohammed VI gave his approval to appoint HRH Princess Lalla Meryem as OIC goodwill ambassador in the field of the empowerment of the institution of marriage and family, and the fight against early marriage.

In the same month, Her Royal Highness Princess Lalla Meryem chaired the celebration of the 50th founding anniversary of "Al Manar-Association of mentally disabled persons."

On this occasion, HRH Princess Lalla Meryem chaired the signing of two bilateral agreements of the association with the National Office for Electricity and Drinking Water (ONEE) and the National Agency for Employment and Skills Promotion (ANAPEC).

HRH Princess Lalla Meryem, chairperson of the National Union of Moroccan Women (UNFM), chaired also in March, at the Academy of the Kingdom of Morocco in Rabat, a ceremony to celebrate the International Women's Day (IWD).

HRH Princess Lalla Meryem signed, on this occasion, the book entitled "Memory Wealth: Promising Prospects", which celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of the UNFM's inception.

MAP 24 August 2019