The Volkshilfe Austria and Austrian Friendship Association with Sahrawi People launched the campaign “Raise your hand for the Western Sahara” to sensitize Austrian citizens about the struggle of the Sahrawi people and to empower individuals who can show their political responsibility by simply raising their hands and voices for the Western Sahara.

The campaign requests the Austrian foreign ministry to support and internationally represent the jointly formulated demands by illustrating that many Austrians raise their hands for the adherence of human rights in the occupied territory of Western Sahara, a free and independent Western Sahara, a mandate of the MINURSO to monitor human rights violations in the occupied territories, demining, demilitarising and dismantling the wall of shame, the cancellation of the fishery-agreement between Morocco and the EU, which is illegally exploiting the resources in the Western Sahara.