A long war and nomadic roots have helped free women to push for an end to Moroccan rule in Western Sahara.
May 4, 2013 Protesters demand independence for Western Sahara from Morocco in Laayoune, Western Sahara. The demonstration drew more than 1,000 protesters and was the biggest protest in several years, according to activists there. Protestors held up what looked like peace signs, but the symbol means “Free Western Sahara” to them. Whitney Shefte/The Washington Post Buy Photo