Start: 26/05/2012 16:00:00
Ends: 26/05/2012 18:00:00
Location: Ila Brainnstasjon
The forgotten conflict, Western Sahara - Women’s conditions in refugee camps in Algeria
There has been shone little international light on the Western Sahara conflict with Morocco. This conflict involves a lot of different controversies among them 200 000 Saharawi people living in poorly “temporary” 35 year old refugee camps in Algeria in horrible conditions.
To spread some light on the Western Sahara conflict there will be held a seminar about the women’s situation in the refugee camps in Algeria by Asria Mohamed Taleb. She is a former refugee from the camps in Algeria working with Doctors without Borders in Bergen, and has been involved in a lot of different organizations concerning the West Saharan conflict among them working Saharawi Youth Organization and Saharawi’s national radio and TV-station.
In addition photographer Elisabeth Stubberud has created a photo exhibition coordinated with Fredskorpset (Norwegian Peace Corps) were “Den glemte konflikten” (The forgotten conflict) of Western Sahara is portrayed the *15th of May also at Ila Brainnstasjon*. In this photo exhibition she wants to show the 200 000 Saharawi refugees living camps in Tindouf in Algeria to give an impression of their lives and the situation they are in.