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International Peace Studies Seminar with Front Line Defenders: Defending Human Rights in Western Sahara with Djimi Elghalia - Wednesday 27 March 2019

Date and Time: Wednesday March 27th 2019, 2.00pm-3.30pm.

Venue: G7, ISE/Loyola Institute

Djimi Elghalia is a distinguished human rights activist from Western Sahara - she is the Vice President of the ASVDH, an organisation that documents human rights abuses against the Sahrawi people of Western Sahara, and she is also a member of the Committee for the Families of Disappeared Saharawis. She herself was subjected to enforced disappearance in 1981, and again for 3 and a half years from 1987 to 1991, after participating in a protest against the Moroccan occupation. In 2016 Djimi received the prestigious "Pimentel Fonseca" award for her peaceful struggle for the rights of others.


Last updated 25 March 2019 by Irish School of Ecumenics (Email).