Third Women Congress of Western Sahara

National Union of Sahara Women
Saturday, February 24, 1996 - 19:00
Northern Africa
Western Sahara
PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
General Women, Peace and Security
Peace Processes
Human Rights
Sexual and Gender-Based Violence
Initiative Type: 
Conferences & Meetings

Moved by the sufferings, human rights violantions and inhuman conditions reigning in their country, the National Union of Sahara Women urged individuals world-wide, humanitarian organizations and the international community, particularly the United Nations, to assume their responsibility in the protection of human rights in the occuppied territories of Western Sahara.

They highlighted the particularly difficult situation of women by addressing the case of Kaltoum Lounat, a young women condemned to twenty years of prison after participating in a pacific demonstration.

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