2013 took place at Laayoune in the desert of the Maghreb
from 5 to 11 December. The event aimed to support African craftswomen, revealing the rich patrimony of the crafts of
women in the south of the world also in order to promote their emancipation,
with a view to their sustainable development. The 2013 event was an important
stage in this social and cultural path to emancipation, which began in 2009 and has
continued with annual events that will converge at Expo 2015 in Milan.