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. (SPS)