Slavery/Human Trafficking

Nov 13, 2017

Haratin: Social Exclusion and Poverty Facing Those Who Escape Life of Slavery in Mauritania

Photo Courtesy of Luca Catalano Gonzaga Despite claims by the Mauritanian state government that this practice no longer exists, 1 percent of the country’s total population remain in slavery. The majority of those enslaved belong to the Haratin community. Freedom from this enslavement however, does not yet mean access to ‘freedom’. Many emancipated Haratin face a life of poverty and...

Nov 13, 2017

Haratin: Social Exclusion and Poverty Facing Those...

Photo Courtesy of Luca Catalano Gonzaga Despite claims by the Mauritanian state government that this practice no longer exists, 1 percent of the country’s total population remain in slavery. The...

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Oct 03, 2017

Haratin: Slavery Continues to be a Deep-Rooted...

Today in Mauritania almost 1% of the entire population is enslaved. Especially exposed to this systematic enslavement are the Haratin, many of whom have been enslaved by oppressive ethnic groups in the...

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Sep 15, 2017

Biram Dah Abeid Shares Thoughts on Importance...

In his most recent interview, the President of the Initiative for the Resurgence of the Abolitionist Movement (IRA), Mr Biram Dah Abeid, explains why IRA Mauritania chose nonviolent action for advancing...

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Aug 04, 2017

Timeline: Crackdown on Anti-Slavery Movement in...

The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) has gathered recent news and first-hand information about the current developments in Mauritania. Between 30 June and 3 July 2016, the Mauritanian...

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May 22, 2017

IRA Mauritania in Belgium Stands Up Against S...

On 20 May 2017, members and supporters of the Initiative for the Resurgence of Abolitionism in Mauritania (IRA Mauritania) in Belgium gathered in Square du Bastion in Brussels, Belgium, to demonstrate...

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Mar 10, 2017

Haratin: Women Prime Victims of Slavery and Sexual...

Photo courtesy of The Huffington Post Haratin women endure disproportionate suffering as slaves and victims of sexual violence in Mauritania. Many of these women are born into slavery and experience discrimination...

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