Amazigh – Free people

I’ve always strived for freedom. Maybe because my Amazigh roots. The Amazigh are the true indigenous people of North Africa (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Western Sahara, Mauritania, the Canary Islands, and parts of Egypt, Mali, and Niger). Amazigh means “free people”.

And in contrast to many other cultures and societies in the world, and more so to what western people perceive, Amazigh women hold a high status in traditional Amazigh society in Morocco. Throughout history, women were always responsible for the management of economic, social, cultural, or even religious matters and were a source of life and prosperity.

Women were never accorded a low status in Amazigh society. In Amazigh society women have been considered one of the most important members in the North African countries. Women have played outstanding leadership roles.