Promotion and trainings
Culture and comunication
Economic integration
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HQ of the National Union of Sahrawi Women:

The Main center of the National Union of Sahrawi Women is the official headquarters of the organization at the national level. It includes many spaces such as administrative and structural spaces for all departments and national files of the union. It also includes other spaces for training and specialization in various fields in addition to other spaces of a general nature such as exhibitions, workshops

First the offices:

Among the tasks assigned to the Executive Office of the National Union of Sahrawi Women, the task of implementing the union’s programs emanating from the General Conference and decisions issued by the National Secretariat of the Women’s Union, and the task of following up the work of the regional and local executive offices and organizing the administration within the union is one of its basic tasks. The Executive Office consists of 16 A member whose duties are defined according to the following division:

  1. The Secretary General: She is the focus of the interaction processes within the organization and the main pillar on which the self-management processes depend.

B – Five members who are present in the different wilayas as regional secretaries of the union and take over the process of supervising the union’s programs and coordinating with the National Central, in addition to that all the programs established in women’s homes are directly supervised by them.

C- As for the remaining members, each of them is assigned a national file: a program that has a national extension, such as the processes of preparing documents for the administrative and organizational work of each school.

ـ Office of the Secretary General of the Union:

It is the highest administrative authority in the union. It is supervised by the Secretary-General and works on centralizing the National Union of Sahrawi Women and supervising and following up all the programs listed during the year. Through it, dealing and coordination with all national bodies and institutions, women’s unions in the world and other political organizations, which is an office with Administration of the Secretary General.

Administration and Organization Department:

It is the department that manages the coordination process within the HQ of the union and supervises all the central departments, the regional directorates, the workshops, the work spaces and collective activation, and it is authorized to follow up and implement the work plans within the HQof the union and the regional directorates. Also supervisor of the preparation of administrative and technical documents related to the preparation of programs, and plans for the running of the organization, and the follow-up and control of all organizations with their branching formations affiliated with the National Union of Sahrawi Women.ـ

Media and Culture Department:

It undertakes the process of documenting and supervising the work and activities of women by shedding light on the struggles and literature of the saharawi women, and educating women about the dangers of ignorance and illiteracy by inciting them to shine forward in gaining knowledge, exercising power, gaining wealth and expressing opinion, and supervising the preparation and publication of pamphlets and publications on women’s problems is responsible for all literary, intellectual and artistic activities that concern and encourage Sahrawi women, and is the official spokesperson for the National Union of Sahrawi Women, and he activates the weekly media program for women, which is presented in the national media.

External department:

Contributes to the dissemination of the national cause in international forums, the definition of the role of Saharawi women in society, the exchange of expertise and experiences in all fields with political and women’s organizations in the world, and the follow-up of the organization’s role with continental and international organizations that participate in global organizations for women and human rights.

Cooperation Department:

This section is looking for funding projects for the organization’s programs inside and opening joint working relationships with women around the world.

Economic Empowerment Department:

It works to contribute to raising the level of women’s empowerment of their right to wealth by spreading the culture of cooperative work, finding alternative ways to increase income and self-reliance, and encouraging microcredit projects with the aim of opening job opportunities for the female workforce.

Department of Human Rights and the Occupied Territories:

She coordinates with the Ministry of Occupied territories and Communities and the Association of Detainees’ Parents, to control all files related to Sahrawi women in the occupied cities, including female prisoners, detainees, abductees and violations of civil and political rights, and to publish these crimes in international forums, to shed light on the reality of Sahrawi women in the occupied cities, and to collect and document testimonies from women who We have lived through the events of these crimes. He also holds meetings with female human rights defenders from the occupied cities, and organizes photo exhibitions about the reality of crimes committed by the Moroccan regime against Sahrawi civilians inside the occupied cities.


Women’s Promotion Department:

It is one of the important sections within the HQ of the Union and is tasked with preparing and drawing up the union’s strategy in the field of women’s promotion, rehabilitation and integration and oversees the preparation of training curricula in the institutions of the regional union, and participates with the Department of Adult Training and Education in supervising the training programs established by the UNMS as well as encouraging the integration of young women in the organization’s programs by enabling them to have more employment opportunities.

Department of Health and Family Affairs:

This department promotes health and social awareness, through the study of the social reality of Sahrawi women, their concerns in terms of marriage, divorce, ecstasy and the control of deadly diseases through psychological and health workers by implementing awareness programmes, because of their proximity to the female community, and the Department of Health and Family Affairs is the mediator between women and the ministries concerned in solving social and health problems such as justice and health

This department coordinates with foreign organizations to train and qualify doctors and nurses in the field of medicine, circulates lectures, publishes brochures and health research on infectious diseases, nutrition, mental illness, the importance of hygiene and its role in promoting society, coordinates with medical organizations and missions and the Ministry of Health to guide them towards vulnerable groups, and organizes exhibitions on the importance of nutrition and health.

Woman house

Woman house is one of the most effective institutions of the NUSW at the regional level and is part of the central of the NUSW. Its role is to implement the NUSW programs at the regional level.

After the establishment of the secretariat of social affairs and women’s promotion as a governmental organ in 2003, many institutions became part of the recently-established secretariat such as women professional training schools, disability centers and the blind centers which had been part of the NUSW infrastructure.

Facing this new situation, there was a necessity to have women’s centers at the regional level.

It is worth-mentioning that the establishment of the secretariat of social affairs and women’s promotion occurred due to the expansion of the social field within the NUSW which made it difficult for the latter to have enough time dealing with other issues such as politics, media, culture and economy.

Establishing woman houses, the NUSW has been able to save up time and efforts while implementing its strategic orientation program and consolidating the effective participation of women in all national and international organization by offering them learning, training and work opportunities at the regional level.

The main facilities of the woman houses:

Administration: it is in charge of following up all profiles and implementing syllabus and strategies elaborated by the department of women’s promotion.

The objective is to enable women to acquire a craft or profession to support themselves and their families and to know more about livelihood methods that will help them to cope with the current socio-economic situation.

The administration manages all cultural, media and cooperation centers at the wilayas.

Conference room: at the centers there are conference rooms where women can attend lectures, seminars and public forums to enrich their knowledge receiving a huge amount of information.

Bathroom and make-up rooms: in each women’s center there is place where women can look after themselves and appear as beautiful as they can during the working hours and keep flexibility, positive feelings and interaction away from the daily boring routine, at least for a short time.

Expos and kindergartens: woman houses include expos where women show the products of their cooperatives and photographic expos that reflect the situation of women both in the occupied territories and the refugee camps. Meanwhile, the kindergartens help the trainees and workers taking care of their children and teaching them basic skills allowing them to adopt to the new situation in the best manner. These centers never stop providing support and services to the disable people and those who are in need.There are administrations and local houses in each municipality and neighborhood. The local houses include two departments; alphabetization and orientation classes.

Media and cultural center:

is one of the centers in charge of culture and media issues. The center was established in 1997 and belongs to the media and culture department of the NUSW. The center contains a conference room, library, classrooms, in addition to a cyber-café.

Since the constitutive congress in 1985, the media, culture and orientation have been the core components of the NUSW programs.

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