In Western Sahara, women play large role in forgotten struggle for independence

Washington Post, July 8, 2013
By Loveday Morris,

LAAYOUNE, Western Sahara — As dusk enveloped the salmon-pink houses of this capital city, the brightly colored robes of women stood out in a mass of protesters chanting for independence from Moroccan rule…… a Muslim-majority region where women are often marginalized from politics, women have taken an unusually prominent role in Western Sahara’s independence movement (cont.)