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National Union of Sahrawi Women

Founded in 1974 and guided by the work of Aminatou Haidar, the National Union of Sahrawi Women, or Unión Nacional de Mujeres Saharauis (UNMS), is a coalition of female activists of all ages who are standing up to extreme human rights abuses to demand freedom. UNMS activists have been jailed, beaten, and tortured, and yet they continue to expand their struggle both locally and internationally. The organization believes that women play a vital role in the development of society and aims to increase the involvement of women in decision-making processes.

A 2015 grant from the Cultures of Resistance Network helped UNMS purchase a car to more easily travel between different camps in Western Sahara.

Website: nationalunionofsahrawiwomen.blogspot.com