Activities

13
Oct

Usawa game launched in Nairobi (September 2023)

After a year’s work by the artistic and technical teams of the ‘Gaming against slavery’ project, split between Mali, Senegal, Kenya, the UK and France, a first version of the game was launched in Nairobi on 30 September 2023! The launch took place at the Game Centre in Nairobi, and was attended by around thirty people (developers, artists, bloggers, etc.).

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6
Apr

Dr Marie Rodet interviewed by BBC Afrique for the National Day against Slavery in Mauritania

On 6 March 2023, for the National Day against Slavery in Mauritania, Dr Marie Rodet gave an interview about descent-based slavery in West Africa to BBC Afrique. You can listen to it here (in French), or read the English translation of the interview transcript. Interview transcript: Presenter: Mauritanians celebrated the national day against descent-based slavery yesterday. In this country, despite

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24
Mar

The SlaFMig Nouakchott workshop for the Mauritanian National Day against slavery, March 2023

From 2-6 March 2023, the SlafMig team held an advocacy training workshop in Nouakchott (Mauritania) with 30 members of the organisation Ganbanaaxun Fedde Mauritanie, to reinforce their capacity to fight slavery through advocacy. Ganbanaaxun Fedde is a newly created organisation in Mauritania whose aim is to fight against descent-based slavery, especially among the Soninke ethnic group. With the support of

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14
Jul

Training of the Donkosira team in qualitative research, May 2022

From May 16 to 20, a training session on qualitative research methods was held in Bamako for members of the Donkosira association. Supervised by Dr. Marie-Christine Deleigne and Dr. Marie Rodet, this meeting aimed to strengthen the skills of the Donkosira team in order to conduct the qualitative component of the socio-economic survey in Mambiri. Intrinsically participatory, the training began

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14
Jul

The International Conference on Slavery in Africa in Yaoundé, April 2022

The international conference ‘Knowledge and Decompartmentalization’ about ‘Slavery in Africa’ was held at the University of Yaoundé (Cameroon) from April 19 to 21, 2022. Mamadou Sène Cissé and Mariam Coulibaly, secretary general and treasurer of the Donkosira association, were able to participate. The aim of this meeting was to demonstrate the historical importance of slavery in Africa, its weight in

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14
Jul

The workshop in Gilleleje (Denmark), May-June 2022

The SlaFMig/EMiFo team was able to meet in Denmark from May 27 to June 3. The members of the Donkosira association (Mamadou Sène Cissé, Mariam Coulibaly and Assa Waly Diakité) and the research team (Dr. Marie Rodet, Dr. Lotte Pelckmans, Dr. Marie-Christine Deleigne, Aline Desdevises) met in Copenhagen before going to Gilleleje, where the workshop was held. The first days

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14
Jul

Organization of a third SlaFMig advocacy workshop, Paris (Gennevilliers), June 2022

As a follow-up to the Bamako and Kayes workshops in 2021, an advocacy training workshop was held from June 4-7, 2022 in Gennevilliers with anti-slavery activists from the associations Gambana RMFP Mali and Ganbanaxuun Fedde ARMEPES Mauritania from the diaspora in France. The objective of the workshop was to strengthen the capacities of the members of these movements in advocacy

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14
Jul

Handing over of the statistical sheets to the authorities of Mambiri, June 2022

The Donkosira team is back in Mambiri to continue the qualitative part of the socio-economic survey! On this occasion, they handed over the preliminary results of the quantitative survey to the governor of Kita, the prefect, the village chief and the president of the women’s association of Mambiri.

17
Dec

Advocacy workshop in Bamako, Mali by Nolwenn Marconet, October 2021

From Monday, October 18 to Friday, October 22, 2021, the SlaFMig project, thanks to the association Donkosira and the National Human Rights Commission of Mali (CNDH), brought together in Bamako key actors in the fight against descent-based slavery, including activists, journalists, bloggers, civil servants and researchers. The workshop was held at the Faculty of Public Law and focused on advocacy.

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17
Dec

International Point Sud Conference in Bamako, Mali, from 1-4 December 2021

From December 1-4, the workshop “Mobility, Mobilisation and Displacement in ‘post-slavery’ West-Africa” took place in Bamako, Mali. Organised by Lotte Pelckmans (SlaFMig / University of Copenhagen) and Paolo Gaibazzi (University of Bayreuth) through the research center Point Sud, different actors came together to exchange and discuss the topics of mobility, descent-based slavery and its repercussions in different countries and contexts.

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