Honor to Kabyle women, the safekeepers of the language of our ancestral traditions and customs. Over the centuries, they have been able to guard what makes us an authentic people and have perpetuated the values that underpin our society.
Thanks to them the Kabyle handicraft and cultural heritage is still preserved. From generation to generation they have transmitted to their children their love of Kabylia. Their tales are lessons that they breathe. Little boys and girls are at a very young age introduced to feelings of humanity, justice, fraternity, solidarity. The women teach them to respect the old and to protect the weak.The Kabyle woman, in all circumstances, is at the side of the male members of her family, her husband or siblings.
Today, while working, home keeping or attending university, she remains deeply attached to what makes her a Kabyle woman. Kabyle women pride themselves on their identity and do not fail to express their pride in being the daughters of the beautiful, rebellious and dignified land of Kabylie. Their colorful Kabyle costumes, which inspires joy and seems to appeal to happiness, adds splendor to their already legendary beauty.
They wear it on all occasions, even in meetings and assemblies of international organizations, so that they are recognized in their Kabyle specificity.
Kabyle women, given the nobility of their origins and being the descendants of the Amazigh Queen Kahina and Fadhma N’smour , the fierce Kabyle resistant, can not veil. They are attached to their clothes and will not barter against any other. As free and honorable women, they have nothing to hide. The hijab and the niqab that the henchmen of Arab-Islamism seek to import into Kabylia are the clothes of countries that, to this day, practice slavery. But Kabyle women are neither slaves nor merchandise. Honor and dignity to the Kabyle woman who chose to remain herself.
By Samia Sam