Monday, April 1, 2019

"Hamada" film on Sahrawi youth of refugee camps awarded in Paris


Documentary film "Hamada" on the Sahrawi youth of the refugee camps was awarded twice at the “Cinéma du reel” festival, organizers said Wednesday.

The “Cinéma du reel” festival took place in Paris from March 15 to 24, the documentary film of the Spanish director who has been living in Sweden since 2012, Eloy Dominguez Serén, was screened, which received the Loridon Ivens / CNAP prize, worth 6500 euros, and the Youth Prize (15,000 euros).

"Hamada" tells with humor the life of a group of young friends living in a refugee camp in the middle of the Sahara.

In the Sahrawi liberated territories, the film shows a minefield and the second largest military wall in the world that separate these young Sahrawis from their country, of which they only know the stories told by their parents.

These are the Sahrawis, abandoned more than 40 years ago in this refugee camp in the middle of the desert, after being driven out by Morocco which illegally occupied their country, Western Sahara.

"Hamada" had won the award for the best Spanish film at the Gijon Festival, it should be recalled. 

Friday, March 15, 2019

Sahrawi Community in Europe holds demonstration in Geneva, condemning Moroccan illegal occupation of Western Sahara


Hundreds of Saharawi community in Europe on Friday held demonstration in Swiss capital Geneva, denouncing the Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara and the lack of progress in the UN-sponsored settlement process.
The demonstration was called for by Sahrawi civil society groups and attended by political, human rights and solidarity figures from several countries, who expressed their condemnation of the recent renewal of the fishing agreement between Morocco and EU, which includes Western Sahara, in flagrant violation of the ruling of the European Court of Justice.
The demonstrators raised pictures of Sahrawi political prisoners in Moroccan prisons, demanding their release after the deterioration of the health condition as a result of torture and medical negligence.
The Geneva demonstration comes as part of the awareness campaigns in major European cities, so that a solution could be found to enable the Sahrawi people to exercise their right to self-determination.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

First meeting of the new Executive of the National Union of Sahrawi women

First meeting of the new Executive of the National Union of Sahrawi women (UNMS) elected at the 8th Congress of the UNMS held from 23 to 25 February in the Wilaya of Auserd.
Minetu Larabas presides over the first session of its Executive to assess the results of the Congress and mark new lines of work and implementation of the Plan of action of the last Congress.
The meeting also has been the starting point of which begin after the deals of folders in different departments chaired by members of the new Executive and activities that have been designated according to the following order:
Dih Chadad responsible for management and central administration
Mula Beiba responsible for cooperation
Najat Jaya responsible for international relations
Raabub Barka responsible for information and culture
Fatma responsible for occupied territories hasna
Nura Banna training manager
Maima charge of health and family salimeya
Minetu Did responsible economic empowerment
Chabba Seini responsible for human rights
Mahyuba Mohamed Saleh responsible immigration and Diaspora.

Saturday, March 9, 2019

South Africa hosts conference on Sahrawi people’s struggle, Sahrawi women’s role


Pretoria (South Africa) March 9, 2019 (SPS) - South Africa's capital, Pretoria, on Friday hosted a conference on Sahrawi people's struggle for freedom and independence and the role played by Sahrawi women in this struggle, on International Women's Day.

The conference was organized by South African Ministry of Foreign Affairs in cooperation with the ANC and continental and African organizations such as South African Coordinating Bureau, South African Women's Dialogue Organization, Gender Equality Committee, Pan African Women's Organization and Voices of Women Workers.

The conference issued a statement welcoming the initiative of SADC countries to organize an international conference of solidarity with the Saharawi people. The statement also stressed the responsibility of Africa to enable the Sahrawi people’s right  to self-determination and independence and to mobilize all efforts to bring the voice of Sahrawi women to all international platforms.

Friday, March 8, 2019

On Women’s Day – Adala UK Urges Moroccan State to Respect Saharawi Women’s Rights

 Written by Adalauk

The 8th March is celebrated around the world as International Women’s Day, recognising the important role women play in the development of our societies.

The Saharawi woman celebrates this day under the constant threat of attacks on her physical integrity, insults, sexual assault, kidnap, ridicule, beatings and other forms of humiliation, committed against her by the Moroccan state, as a result of her participation in peaceable demonstrations to demand respect for human rights in Western Sahara.

Hundreds of Saharawi women have been seriously injured amid the Moroccan authorities’ violent interventions against protesters, resulting in many women being hospitalised, with some having to undergo surgery. Many of these violations have been reported to the Moroccan authorities of justice, evidenced through film, photographs and eye witness accounts which confirm the involvement of the Moroccan authorities, demanding serious and unbiased investigations into these cases which will hold to account those responsible for torture and other human rights violations.

However, due to the lack of real justice, independence and transparency within the Moroccan judicial system, these investigations never take place; on the contrary, the Moroccan state frequently promotes officials who are accused of human rights violations against Saharawis and relocates them to Moroccan cities.

Adala UK congratulates women all over the world, particularly those who are fighting for peace and stability, like those Saharawi women who demonstrate peaceably for their rights, despite the constant agressions they face.

We call on the Moroccan state to comply with its international obligations with respect to human rights, in particular women’s rights, in Western Sahara.

South Africa hosts conference on Sahrawi people’s struggle, Sahrawi women’s role

South Africa conference on Sahrawi people,s struggle sahrawi women,s role

 South Africa's capital, Pretoria, on Friday hosted a conference on Sahrawi people's struggle for freedom and independence and the role played by Sahrawi women in this struggle, on International Women's Day.



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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Sahrawi People Celebrates the 43nd anniversary of the Saharawi Republic proclamation





The official celebrations for the 43nd Proclamation of the Saharawi Republic took place today in the wilaya of Samra with the presence of the President of the Republic , General Secretary of the Frente POLISARIO , Mr. Brahim Gali, and all the Sahrawi authorities and foreign delegations representing more than 20 countries.