Slavery/Human Trafficking

Apr 16, 2020

Haratin: Release Mariem Mint Cheikh!

On 13 April 2020, Mariem Mint Cheikh was detained and placed in an unknown facility. She was taken away from her baby, who she is still breastfeeding. Mariem is one of IRA-Mauritania’s leaders, a human rights organisation created as part of an effort to unite anti-slavery activists and defend the rights of the Haratin people. The organisation, not formally authorised by the government...

Apr 16, 2020

Haratin: Release Mariem Mint Cheikh!

On 13 April 2020, Mariem Mint Cheikh was detained and placed in an unknown facility. She was taken away from her baby, who she is still breastfeeding. Mariem is one of IRA-Mauritania’s...

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Feb 13, 2020

Biram Dah Abeid to receive the 2020 Geneva Summit...

On 17 February 2020, Mauritanian politician and anti-slavery advocate Biram Dah Abeid is set to receive the 2020 Geneva Summit Courage Award for his “extraordinary courage in fighting slavery in...

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Oct 04, 2019

Haratin: Head of State Consults Opposition Leader...

On Monday, October 2, newly elected head of state, Mohamed Ould Ghazouani received at length Biram Dah Abeid, parliamentarian and anti-slavery leader, who came second after last June's presidential election...

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Sep 17, 2019

Haratin: Belgian Chapter of IRA-Mauritania Prepares...

Following the unveiling of yet another case of inherited slavery in Mauritania, this time concerning a minor, the UNPO member “Initiative for the revival of the abolitionist movement in Mauritania”...

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Jul 16, 2019

Pakistan silent on Chinese rights violations of...

Reports are surfacing indicating that Pakistan is failing to protect its religious minorities and unrepresented people subject to human rights violations in China. Up to 200 Uyghur women who are the wives...

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Jul 04, 2019

Haratin: Hereditary Slavery Continues Despite...

In Mauritania, many ethnic Haratin remain enslaved despite the fact that the government has passed several laws that criminalise slavery. The Haratin, of whom many have been born into slavery, continue...

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Mar 21, 2019

Bellah: US State Department Reports on Human Rights...

On 13 March 2019, the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor released a report on human rights violations in Mali, including the struggle of Bellah minority. The Bellah, indigenous people of the Sahel...

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Feb 25, 2019

Bellah Community Loses one of its Leading Fig...

Mr Sbeyti Ag Akado, President of UNPO Member the Malian Association for the Preservation of Bellah Culture (AMASCB-Ikewan), has lost his life on Saturday 23 February 2019 in Bamako, Mali. A human rights...

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