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Refugee Women in the Tindouf Camps

The International Network of Liberal Women – INLW is alarmed by the vulnerability of refugee women in the Tindouf camps,

Concerned by the very high tension in the Tindouf camps and the outbreak of an unprecedented cycle of sit-ins and demonstrations within the camps,

Alarmed by the violence suffered by women refugees in the camps by the militias, considering the seriousness of the conditions in which women live in conflict zones, particularly in the Tindouf camps.

We support the efforts of the United Nations to implement Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace, and security.

We call on States to consider the normalization of gender-based violence and the worsening of human
trafficking which has serious repercussions on women
and girls.

We condemn the instrumentalization of women and the use of sexual violence as weapons of war used to implement political agendas and exercise power on the ground.

We condemn the involvement of civilian women in armed combat operations, under duress.

We call for the release of women sequestered in Tindouf camps against their will.

We call for action to remove the injustice and unfairness suffered by women detained in the Tindouf camps, allowing international organizations defending women’s rights to look closely at this situation, and to be able to organize hearings for victims of violence and rape, in order to prosecute criminals responsible for raping women, torturing them, and insulting their dignity.

We encourage all initiatives to support women’s freedom and the protection of their fundamental rights and freedoms.