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
Finally having had the chance to go to Mali for the Point Sud Conference in the first week of December, Lotte Pelckmans and Sophia Stille seized the opportunity to conduct some fieldwork on women in the Malian branch of the Gambana movement, called RMFP-Gambana (in what follows we will use Gambana as a shortcut). We interviewed and filmed the women
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.
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
After having spent most of my time zooming online with certain key informants, in July 2021, I-Lotte Pelckmans- finally managed to visit members of Gambana in person and discuss the possibility of making a documentary movie about the Gambana movement. Between the 3rd and 12th of September 2021, I spent 10 days in Paris to film key members of the