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Jamila Mujahid

Jamila Mojahid

WHRD, Vice-President
Moroccan Association for Human Rights (AMDH) - Laayone section

Jamila Mojahid is a Sahrawi woman human rights defender whose work focuses on promoting the right of self-determination of the Sahrawi people. She is the vice-president of the Laayone section of the Moroccan Association for Human Rights (AMDH). She is also a member of the Sahrawi Human Rights Defenders Association in Western Sahara (CODESA). Jamila Mojahid has been facing different forms of harassment by the Moroccan security forces due to her human rights work, including detention and judicial harassment.

Western Sahara

The issue of the status of Western Sahara remains unresolved, despite ongoing negotiations between the Moroccan authorities and the Polisario Front. The UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), established in 1991, has been extended but continues to have no human rights monitoring component. The dispute over self determination created deep political and security related tensions throughout the Sahara area and affects all aspects of life, including the work of human rights defenders.