CREATING A BETTER WORLD WITHOUT WOMEN IS IMPOSSIBLE
Skolkovo Innovation Centre hosted the international conference Intellectual Property in the New Technological Order. One of its participants, Mrs. El Ouardi Dounia, Director of the Moroccan Industrial and Commercial Property Office, told the EWC journalists about the role of intellectual property (IP) in the modern world and the responsibility of media for forming the society’s legal literacy. They also discussed whether Morocco had gender-based discrimination.
The interviewee believes that IP contributes not only to innovations and creativity, but also to economy. That is why it is necessary to invest in human capital. Morocco pays much attention to this direction.
Speaking about the media’s responsibility for forming the society’s legal literacy in the field of intellectual property, Mrs. El Ouardi Dounia stresses the importance of respecting patent rights and copyrights. The problem is that companies often do not pay serious attention to this topic, and as a result, the public is poorly informed about it. The speaker believes that media can advance the awareness of the IP-related issues.
When speaking about modern women, the interviewee mentioned that Morocco statistically had more male inventors than female ones. However, this trend is Morocco’s cultural feature and has no link to gender-based discrimination. More than 50% of the employed population in Morocco are women. Many of them occupy top positions.
According to Mrs. El Ouardi Dounia, her country has experienced recent changes in the field of technologies. Women start to actively take part in new technologies development and make success in science.
The interviewee believes that women must work to self-develop and improve their skills.
“We will win because women always achieve their goals. It is important to create a better world without women”, she finished.
Yan Zarubin, Anastasia Tsukanova, Nikolay Gavrilov, news agency of the Eurasian Women’s Community
Translated by Nikolay Gavrilov