The Consulate General of the Kingdom of Morocco in Brussels has chosen to commemorate the day of March 8th by showing solidarity with women in captivity in the camps of Tindouf, in Algeria, via the organization of an exhibition dedicated to them.
Held under the theme "Moroccan women in Belgium stand in solidarity with women held captive in Tindouf camps", this exhibition was inaugurated on Monday in the presence of the Ambassador of Morocco in Belgium and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Mohamed Ameur and the Consul General of Kingdom in Brussels, Abderrahmane Fyad.
Co-organized with the associations "OMMI" and "Le Monde de l'Humanité", this exhibition is an opportunity to shed light on the plight of Sahrawi women detained in the Tindouf camps and on the serious violations of their fundamental rights.
In this context, intense testimonies on the suffering of Sahrawi women held captive in the camps of shame were given by the associative activist Saâdani Malainine, member of the Royal Advisory Council for Saharan Affairs (CORCAS), and Aicha Douihi, president of the Sahrawi Observatory for Peace, Democracy and Human Rights.
This event, which is part of the cultural activities organized by the consulate for the benefit of the Moroccan community in Brussels in coordination with civil society actors in Belgium, also aims to highlight the different facets of the rich heritage of the southern provinces through a "Sahrawi khaima" (tent) set up at the headquarters of the consulate.
In a statement to MAP, the Consul General of Morocco in Brussels Abderrahmane Fyad indicated that the objective of this exhibition is to show the attachment of Moroccan women, wherever they are, to the defense of national issues, on top of which the territorial integrity of the Kingdom.
Fyad added that the consulate will also organize a day dedicated to young people, by inviting students from elementary schools, middle schools and high schools in his constituency to come and discover the exhibition, which is intended to be a symbolic cultural trip from Laâyoune to Brussels, with the aim of promoting the heritage of the southern provinces of Morocco.