Associative action is the expression of individuals’ will to take charge of their own development and this is translated to a number of initiatives and actions that contribute to a sustainable human development, mainly the promotion of values of citizenship and democracy. Civic action is an arena for practicing citizenship rights and defining its conditions by renegotiating the public-private boundary, and the changing relations between the state and civil society. The private-public divide cannot be studied without an analysis of the gender system, as gender is a central structuring principle of social relations and a primary way of signifying relationships of power. Second, ways social actors organise themselves institutionally and in relation to the state. And finally, how discourses on needs emerge from within social actors and reinvent the public sphere in Morocco.