Slavery/Human Trafficking

Oct 03, 2017

Haratin: Slavery Continues to be a Deep-Rooted Aspect of the Mauritanian Society

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 region for generations. Majority of slaves endure horrendous living conditions, are treated as property, commonly isolated from their families, raped and traded as desired by the owner. Although illegal,...

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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Jul 05, 2017

Mauritania: New Documentary Film on Slavery and...

Photo courtesy of Afrika News   A short documentary film has been released by Equal Times as the result of two visits to Mauritania. According to the news platform, Mauritania has been failing to...

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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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