Western Sahara

Sahrawi women made up 85 percent of the student enrollment in the first two years of the Abidin Kaid Saleh Audiovisual School, created in 2011, located in the Sahrawi refugee camps in Dakhla on the border of southwestern Algeria. “This makeup reflects women’s key role in Sahrawi society: women and girls built the refugee camps and continue to play a critical role in Sahrawi life, occupying leadership positions in Sahrawi politics, health, education and culture.”