WMW calls on AU and UN to intervene to protect Sahrawis in occupied territories

Shaheed Al-Hafed, 19 February 2021 (SPS) - International Coordinator of World March of Women (WMW), Ms Graca samu, has called on the African Union and the United Nations to urgently intervene to ensure the protection of human rights in the occupied territories of Western Sahara.

She urged the African Union and the United Nations to end human rights violations in Western Sahara and to support the Sahrawi women's struggle for freedom and independence.

“The struggle of the Sahrawi people is our struggle and the self-determination of the Sahrawi people is an international priority for us, and we feel responsible for all the suffering and violations that the Sahrawi people undergo,” she said. 

“we call on the African Union, the United Nations and all international organizations to take firm positions and assume their responsibilities to ensure the freedom and independence of the Sahrawi people,” she added, noting that "women, children, young people are suffering and women in particular who give their lives for this just cause.” (SPS)

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