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.).
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,
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
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
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.
Hello dear SlaFMig follower, Here we are again with some fresh updates to read over the Winter holiday season, for those of you who have one. We start with the main news and activities coming out of Mali. We are thrilled by the newly reinforced involvement of the minister of justice, Mahmadou Kassogué, in the fight against descent-based slavery: He
My name is Sophia and I am a student in the Master’s programme ‘Advanced Migration Studies’ at the University of Copenhagen. Previously I obtained a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Groningen, Netherlands in ‘International Relations and International Organisation’. I am very interested in Human Rights and the intersection of (contemporary) slavery and migration studies. I joined the SlaFMig project
In the absence of a specific law criminalizing descent-based slavery in Mali, judicial authorities face difficulties in categorizing this offense based on the relevant Penal Code. To overcome these difficulties while waiting for a specific law to be passed, the Minister of Justice, Mahamadou Kassogué, issued a ministerial order (n°0000863 of 11 November 2021) on the management of cases related
Malian media Kayes TV covered the Bamako workshop organized in October by the SlaFMig program. This advocacy training workshop brought together people locally and in the diaspora, and helped increase participants’ advocacy skills and build relationships and networks among this diverse audience. See the report.