La Jaima de Tiris

Western Sahara Support Group in Berlin


La jaima de Tiris is a group in Germany which wants to tell people about the history, the culture and the struggles of the Sahrawi people. Western Sahara has been fighting for its self-determination for decades and is currently colonized by the Kingdom of Morocco. Until 1975, Western Sahara was a colony of the Kingdom of Spain. The struggles, the history and even the existence of the Sahrawi people is generally unknown in Germany.

La jaima de Tiris was launched on 1st June, 2022 and is open to any interested person. It meets regularly every last Friday of the month, usually in Neukölln. Next Friday, October 28th the group is inaugurating a photography exhibition “Remarkable Saharawi women: from tradition to emancipation”. Through a series of portraits of women we will learn about the life and work of dozens of fighters for the defense of Human Rights in Western Sahara.

The exhibition will be held at Nansenstr. 2 (12047, Berlin-Neukölln) and will be open from Friday, October 28 (19-21h) to Sunday, October 30 (Saturday 14-20h, Sunday 12-18h). Members of La Jaima de Tiris will be present to tell more about their project and their upcoming activities. The official inauguration, as well as the official presentation of the group will take place al 20h.

If you want to contact La Jaima de Tiris, you can write to, or follow their activity on Facebook (@lajaimadetiris) and Instagram (@lajaimadetiris).