Hillary Clinton Center for Women's Empowerment

Projects and Partnerships

HCC Projects

The HCC benefits from a variety of partnerships, among them:

  • The American Institute for Maghrib Studies (AIMS) aimsnorthafrica.org
  • Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) www.awid.org
  • Girls Not Brides International Network www.GirlsNotBrides.org/new
  • Euro-Mediterranean Women’s Foundation https://www.euromedwomen.foundation/pg/profile/dorishgray 
  • The Aspen Institute Steven’s Initiative stevensinitiative.org
  • Fatema Mernissi Youth Think Tank fmythinktank.com
  • Gender in University and Society (GENiUS) http://www.aoi.uzh.ch/de/genderstudies/GENiUS.html
  • Internship opportunities at the HCC: The HCC offers internships for Moroccan and international undergraduate and graduate students. Students must be able to speak English and either French or Arabic. Their course of study must be related to gender and they should have a basic familiarity with Morocco. Students must be highly motivated as supervision of projects will be limited. As AUI is located in the Middle Atlas Mountains, most of our projects involve either rural populations or projects in surrounding towns and cities (Fes and Meknes) but not in Rabat or Casablanca. In some cases AUI will be able to offer housing.
  • The HCC collaborates closely with the North African and Middle Eastern Studies (NAMES) program at AUI.  For more information visit: http://www.aui.ma/en/names/

Partnerships for the Women’s Engagement Network (WEN) www.wenmorocco.org:                                                                             

Association pour la Promotion de l'Education et de la Formation à l'Etranger (APEFE) apefe.org and Min Ajliki minajliki.ma – 2016-2017

Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) – 2014-2015 mepi.state.gov

The Women’s Engagement Network offers training for semi-literate rural women’s associations in Morocco.

The online portal, available in website form and as a smartphone app, offers training, peer-education and presentations of rural women’s cooperatives. It equips semi-literate women with accounting, marketing, organizational management skills and contributes to developing a sense of belonging to a larger community of dispersed, isolated rural associations.

The Women’s Engagement Network also offers workshops in collaboration with The Azrou Center for Community Development, the grassroots outreach center of Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane.

Themes of workshops include:

  • Communication
  • Accounting
  • Know your Rights                                                                                                            
  • Copyright
  • Online sales
  • Marketing
  • Product Improvement
  • Political Mobilization
  • Organizational Planning
  • Quality of Life

Please click here to view the video of the first MEPI workshop at AUI

Azrou Center, Tom Thomas explaining the WEN portal


  •  Workshop participants sharing expertise

  •  WEN workshop participants gathering on AUI campus


  • Huffington Post Article about the HCC: It's a Game Changer