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The western sahara conflict is an ongoing conflict between the polisario front and the kingdom of morocco the conflict originated from an insurgency by the polisario front against spanish colonial forces from 1973 to 1975 and the subsequent western sahara war against morocco between 1975 and 1991.
Western sahara women. Unión nacional de mujeres saharauis unms is the women s wing of the polisario front. On the agenda item women peace and security. In the contemporary history of western sahara women have occupied central roles and been highly represented in the political sphere.
During spanish colonial rule sahrawi women actively provided financial and physical support to the resistance movements during the 1930s 1950s and the late 1960s. Article 41 of the constitution of the sahrawi arab democratic republic ensures that the state will pursue the promotion of women and political social and cultural participation in the construction of society and th. Smara morocco in western sahara in southern morocco a woman s beauty is measured based on her size.
In western sahara too while traditional gender roles have freed women to push for independence those norms also often mean they do not pursue careers. Being beautiful differs from one tribe to another and from. Women in the sahrawi arab democratic republic are women who were born in who live in or are from the sahrawi arab democratic republic in the region of the western sahara.
March the 8th is the day to celebrate women s achievements. Western sahara has been the subject of a decades long territorial dispute between morocco and the algerian backed polisario front having been arbitrarily partitioned between morocco and mauritania following the end of spanish rule. Western sahara ngo working group on women peace and security.
In sahrawi society the women share responsibilities at every level of its community and social organization. The security council decided to extend the mandate of the united nations peace operation in western sahara for one year today. The saharawi women as million of women all over the planet have conmemorated on march 8th the international women s day not only those who are living in the occupied cities of western sahara but also in the saharawi refugee camps and in the diaspora mainly in europe.
The bigger the more beautiful. On july 8 a court in el ayoun western sahara sentenced nezha khalidi a member of equipe media a collective of media activists who favor self determination for western sahara to a fine for. Negotiations in 1991 and 2007 were both unsuccessful and western sahara remains partially governed by morocco.
Today the conflict is dominated by unarmed civil campaigns of the polisario front and their self. It was created in 1974 and claims to have 10 000 members divided between the sahrawi refugee camps the liberated territories the moroccan occupied part of western sahara and the sahrawi diaspora including for instance spain mauritania or france.