Where it is Okay to be a Slave

Imagine being a woman in a country where slavery is so accepted that it is estimated that 10-20 percent of the population are held captive.  In Mauritania, a country in Western Africa, it is estimated that up to 680,000 people are enslaved.  Only as recently as 2007 did it become illegal to own another person in this country.  The number of prosecutions made under this law in the five years since it passed: ONE.

Read the story of Moulkheir, a woman born into slavery, and her journey to escape.  Read Slavery’s Last Stronghold.

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