WHO WE ARE
The story of Oum El Banine
Oum El Banine is a Moroccan association supporting women in distress. It was created on May 7, 2001 and it is located in Agadir, Morocco.
It is a small, independent, non-governmental organisation with the aim to support one of the most excluded groups in the Moroccan society - unmarried mothers and their children.
It was created by Mahjouba Edbouche, a well-known name in the Moroccan society, working for over 30 years to improve living conditions and rights for women and children in Morocco.
- To prevent abandonment of the children
- To support the mothers
- To promote a social reintegration in a familiar environment
- To open up for a legislation protecting the women
- To organise a public awareness campaign
- Rehabilitation in a familiar environment
- Financial, medical and psychological assistance. If necessary the women are also given support in the administrative and legal domains
- Support in the search for an employment and housing
- Material assistance for social reintegration (clothes, groceries etc.)
- Placement of the babies in the daycare centre to make it possible for the mothers to work and support themselves and their children
- Follow-up of the babies during their first three years
- Assistance, support and advice in legal matters, family planning, birth control and information about sexually transmitted diseases
The people who make it all possible
Jamila Ait Blal
Oum El Banine's President since 2019
Head of Administration
In charge of the Women´s Shelter