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
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
Renouveau TV made a report on the theater tour organized by Donkosira and SlaFMig in Kita and Mambiri, and interviewed some of its organizers. See the report here.
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.
In August 2021, during a visit to Mali, Marie Rodet and Marie-Christine Deleigne visited the village of Mambiri, where a socio-economic survey of the situation of the displaced people and the people hosting them is currently being conducted. Mambiri, a village located about 80 km north of Kita in Western Mali, has hosted more than 1,500 displaced people fleeing the
The research action programme “Slavery and Forced Migration in Mali (EMIFO)”. Training workshop for administrative and judicial authorities. The Faculty of Public Law (FDPu) of the University of Legal and Political Sciences of Bamako hosted from 28 June to 3 July 2021, the launch of a training workshop for administrative and judicial authorities within the framework of the EMIFO programme’s
The coordinators of the Research Action Programme “Slavery and Forced Migration in Kayes” award a certificate of recognition to the CNDH (National Commission for Human Rights in Mali). The coordinators of the Action-Research Programme “Slavery and Forced Migration in Kayes” from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London, the Laboratoire d’Etudes et de Recherches en Droit, Decentralisation
by Leah Durst-Lee and Nolwenn Marconnet To discuss anti-slavery movements in West Africa, we must first discuss against what they are resisting. Around the world slavery has been legally abolished, but yet it is estimated that globally there are more people living in forms of slavery than ever before, and in Mali at least 200,000 people are subject to exploitative