International Womens Day Event – 8 March 2019

As part of International Womens Day, SALO and DIRCO co-hosted an incredible event in solidarity with the women of Western Sahara.

On the 8th of March 2019, the Government of South Africa, joined by members of the diplomatic corps, civil society, and the broader citizens of South Africa hosted an International Women’s Day Colloquium in celebration of the role played by women in the Western Sahara struggle for self-determination. Women play a significant role in the forgotten struggle for independence. The aim of the policy brief is to amplify the need for more practical action and innovative ways of women empowerment. Moved by the sufferings, human rights violations and inhumane conditions of women, South Africa pledges to support the women of Western Sahara.

Read full Policy Brief here: