– by the SlaFMig project team members, Associate Professor Lotte Pelckmans, and master students Leah Durst-Lee and Nolwenn Marconnet, based at AMIS Centre for Advanced Migration Studies, University of Copenhagen- The SlaFMig project began in February 2020 and in March 2020 the Copenhagen-based researchers went into a country-wide lockdown, working online from home. Despite COVID-19 restrictions, the project has managed
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Dear SLAFMIG followers, We present you hereby our third newsletter, with exciting new formats and projects. We also want to share with you the positive vibe – or maybe just our naïve hope? – concerning the eventuality of a law criminalizing descent-based slavery. We start to believe that thanks to our project but also due to attention and conferences and
Between 4 and 9 April 2021, a team of SlaFMig investigators consisting of Mamadou Sène Cissé, Binta Coulibaly, Drissa Mariko, Assa Waly Diakité and Aissata Sylla carried out a census of all the households in Mambiri (Kita Region) in preparation for the individual survey to be conducted in July among 400 people in the village (200 men and 200 women).
Slavery existed in the Sahel before the Transatlantic Slave Trade and endured beyond its abolitions. To this day. On September 1, 2020, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, four anti-slavery activists were murdered in western Mali for their work against descent-based slavery—a form of slavery considered hereditary, which in its worst forms manifests in forced labor without pay, denial