The Mawina Kouyate Daughters of Africa Award (MKDOAA) was created to honor the memory and achievements of Mighty Daughter of Africa, Mawina Kouyate. Sister Mawina was a founding member of the All-African Women’s Revolutionary Union (A-AWRU) and made an excellent contribution to the overall development, consolidation and expansion of the A-APRP. She dedicated 29 years of her life to building the A-APRP and A-AWRU and crossed into the ancestral realm in September 2002.
The MKDOAA is awarded each year to an individual and/or organisation that has activity worked for the struggle for the advancement of women’s revolutionary advancement and the advancement of humanity. Some previous recipients of the award are Wangari Maathai, Assata Shakur, Berta Càceres, Madame Hadja Andrèe Toure, Mama Charlotte O’Neal, Piedada Esneda Córdoba Ruiz, Rasmea Odeh and others.
National Union of Sahrawi Women
The National Union of Sahrawi Women (NUSW) is internationally active in organizing support for Sahrawi women and for Sahrawi liberation and independence, but also campaigns for women’s rights within the exile community and in political decision-making. They are heralded also for their recent anti-imperialist move, i.e., willingness to courageously go back to armed struggle to gain independence. To share the work they have been doing, despite many having to live in refugee camps, they are participating in the African Liberation Day 2023 women’s panel. National Union of Sahrawi Women mujeressaharauisunms.org
The following are YouTube clips of some of their activity:
Western Sahara: The Polisario Movement’s 16th Congress Set For Election
Western Sahara – Interview with Members of the National Union of Sahrawi Women