Souad Dibi

Founding President of the Féminine Elkhir Association.


Souad Dibi is the founding President of the Féminine Elkhir Association.  She was born in 1966 in the city of Essaouira and studied in Eljadida.

23 years ago, Souad Dibi founded the Elkhir women’s charity in Essaouira to help women empower

themselves and strengthen their social and economic capacities. She then participated in a human rights awareness program with a network of associations in the Marrakech-Tansift-Elhaouz region and gradually conducted awareness campaigns in villages far from the city center of Essaouira.

In 2001 she participated in a provincial unit for the care of women and children victims of violence.

In 2008, she established a facility for counselings, legal guidance, medical, and psychological support. It is the first listening center in Essaouira that stands for women victims of violence and abuse.

In 2011 Souad Dibi founded a vocational training center.

In 2012, she joined and was actively involved in the provincial committee of the national initiative for human development in Essaouira.

In 2013, she launched a daycare system for children in difficulty “les petits marins”. In the same year (2013), she created an MS INTERIM service delivery cooperative that offers temporary work assignments for women who have difficulty finding employment.

Between 2014/2019, Souad Dibi was a member of the INDH provincial committee in Essaouira and was an active member of the provincial unit for the care of women and children who are victims of violence.

In 2014 Souad Dibi was recognized by the newspaper Le Monde as one of nine women who are changing Africa.

In 2015 she won a Women’s Empowerment Award at the SIGEF Forum in Geneva.

In the years 2014/2015, she was the guest speaker at the SIGEF Social Innovation Forum in Geneva.

In 2019, she became an active member of the Essaouira Women’s Foundation for the Economic Development of Essaouira City.

In the years 2020 and 2021, she was awarded the prize for women’s and girls’ rights by the Monegasque cooperation agency.

On March 8th 2021, she received the Model Woman award by Accor group Le Medina Hotel.

She is currently a member of the national women in solidarity against gender-based violence network.


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