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
Dear SlaFMig readers, After a few months of absence, the SlaFMig/EMiFo action-research program is back to share with you the latest activities! On the research front, the members of the Donkosira association have been the most active. First of all, they participated in a qualitative research training with researchers Marie-Christine Deleigne and Marie Rodet in May 2022. On this occasion,
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
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.
After a first theatrical tour last August in the regions of Kayes and Nioro, the second part of the tour against slavery, for living together and for peace began on Friday 12 November 2021 in the Kita region. On arrival in Kita, the Donkosira team and the theatre group visited the regional authorities and supervised the setting up of the
Interview by KayesTV with the Secretary General of Donkosira, Mamadou Cisse, representative in Kayes of the SlaFMig program, on a theatrical tour to raise awareness and fight against descent-based slavery, for community life and peace organized in the Kayes region in August 2021. See interview
Since 2018, at least 3,000 people have been displaced due to slavery-related violence in the Kayes region of Mali. But to receive the help victims deserve, a better count of how many people have been displaced is needed. This will help activists, researchers and policymakers to develop durable solutions for those in need. However it is difficult to get a
Take a look at the photo gallery by clicking on the picture, and get an idea of the studious but very pleasant atmosphere.
SlaFMig (Slavery and Forced Migration in Western Mali) is a research action programme that has brought together SOAS University of London, the LERDDL lab and the University of Legal and Political Sciences of Bamako (USJPU), the University of Copenhagen and the Malian NGOs Temedt and Donkosira. The paralegals have started their awareness raising tours in several villages. Mambiri Meeting, 7
On March 2nd 2021, the prefecture of Kita hosted a workshop to report on the initial results of the survey conducted among displaced persons in Mambiri and to launch the activities of the paralegals for our Slavery and Forced Migration (SlaFMig or EMiFo in French) research project. The SlaFMig programme uses a multidisciplinary approach to analyse the phenomenon of slavery