23 October – 6 November

Organizing, defending rights, broad participation, gender

International Conference of Saharawi Women Right for Resistance taking place in Namibia 3 November 2013

The conference is intended to identify strategic actions that promote the cause of rights for resistance of Western Sahara women. Sponsored by the Panafrican Women Organisation (PAWO), the event was opened by the Namibian deputy minister of Gender Equality and Child Welfare. In addition to Angola and host Namibia, the event is being attended by representatives from South Africa, Zambia, Nigeria, Libya, Algeria, Western Sahara and Zimbabwe, including European Parliament officials.

Political Prisoners (Repression: imprisonment)

Morocco: Free or Retry 21 Sahrawis Jailed 5 Years Ago 5 November 2015- Human Rights Watch

Joint Call by Rights Groups on Anniversary of Clashes

Moroccan authorities should free all 21 prisoners serving long terms stemming from the 2010 Western Sahara protests that turned deadly, or grant them a fair trial before a civilian court, and investigate all torture allegations, four human rights organizations said today.

Meet the Gdeim Izik 25
25 brave Saharawi men protested Morocco’s blatant disrespect for the fundamental human, social and economic rights of the people it holds under occupation. 25 heroes showed the world how Morocco deals with those opposing its illegal presence in Western Sahara. We must stand together to get them released. These are the Gdeim Izik 25.

40 years of hurt: The never-ending scandal of the Western Sahara 5 November 2015, by Richard Dowden Director of the Royal African Society

For Africa, the UN and the powers in the Security Council, the ongoing occupation of the Western Sahara is an embarrassment. For Saharwis, it’s a profound injustice.

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