In an attempt to shed light on the general situation of rural women and girls, this article makes a part of an investigation carried out in a rural area of Morocco. The survey revolves around studying of the situation of rural women and girls in the province of Taounate. It has been built on fieldwork that was accomplished in three villages of the province. The study looks through the reasons why illiteracy is still at its height amongst females in these areas, despite various literacy campaigns conducted in the province; remarkably after the launching of the National Initiative for Human Development (NIHD) on the 18th of May 2005. Actually, there is a multitude of reasons leading to girls’ non-schooling in rural zones. It has been demonstrated that poverty, often declared to be behind this issue, should not be seen the main reason but other factors.
Illiteracy is still at its height amongst females in some areas, despite various literacy campaigns conducted.
There is a multitude of reasons leading to girls’ non-schooling in rural zones.
Poverty should not be seen as the main reason behind girls' non-schooling.
A study of the situation of rural women and girls in the province of Taounate.
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