The 17ª FiSahara edition wants to shout to the world #Decolonize! with its cultural programming and with the top-level guests who honor us this year by going to the Ausserd refugee population camp. One of these people is Embarka Brahim Bumajruta, a true living legend of the Polisario Front, whose home was the fold in which the Liberation Movement of Saghia el Hamra and Rio de Oro, Polisario Front, was created on May 10, 1973.
Embarka, who has become one of the most prestigious Sahrawi parliamentarians, has become a symbol of the participation of Sahrawi women in the forefront of politics. She and Najat Lamjad, among others, were some of the women who joined the seventeen male participants in this first congress.
Embarka perfectly illustrates the role played by Sahrawi women in the setting up of the first exile camps, taking charge of all spheres of life. With men on the front lines during the war, women became administrators, teachers, nurses, etc.
Since then, she has been part of various diplomatic delegations, traveling around the world, taking the recognition of the SADR (Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic) to countries such as Vietnam and North Korea, among others. Having at FiSahara 2022 this key figure to understand the Sahrawi democratic and anti-colonial national liberation movement is a true privilege.