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
For two days, Kayes hosted the Awareness Forum against slavery and for peace, following the advocacy training organized in Bamako. The Forum brought together various participants, and Renouveau TV made a report on this Forum, and interviews with the organizing members of Donkosira. See the report in French or in Bambara.
Dr Marie Rodet, Director of the SlaFMig program, interviewed by Al Jazeera While slavery was abolished during colonial rule, local communities still place their descendants at society’s margins. It was supposed to be a joyful occasion. Young men and women gathered in a circle, displaying their dance moves as they celebrated Mali’s independence day in the country’s western region of
From July 31 to August 1 2021, the SlaFMig advocacy workshop against descent-based slavery was held in Kayes, Mali. Organised by the Donkosira Association in partnership with the University of Bamako (FSJPB), it brought together various important actors in the fight against descent-based slavery, such as the president of the civil society of Kayes, the representative of the traditional chieftaincy
On August 14, 2021, a team of the Association Donkorisa, a partner in the SlaFMig research-action program, started to carry out a theatre awareness-raising tour on the issue of descent-based slavery in Western Mali, in the cities of Kayes, Diéma and Nioro. In Diéma, the team was welcomed by the village chief, the deputy prefect and the first deputy mayor.
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.
Pour en savoir plus sur l’histoire de l’esclavage dans région de Kayes, le film documentaire Les Diambourou est toujours en libre accès sur vimeo. Accéder à la vidéo
Donkosira, partenaire du programme de recherche SlaFMig, a suivi l’atelier et la conférence sur le projet #MalisansEsclavage du 01 au 03 juin dans la région de Kayes dans les locaux du conseil de cercle de Kayes.