Aïcha Fall: What it’s like to be a woman – and a slave – in Mauritania
- 31 July 2013
Last July we had the pleasure of welcoming Aïcha Fall, representative of the Mauritanian organisation SOS-Esclaves, to our offices in France. Aïcha coordinated her organisation’s activities within the FAM programme (Former et Agir en Mauritanie pour les droits des femmes)*, a programme headed up by AEDH between 2010 et 2012 with support from the European Union and CCFD-Terre Solidaire.
In Mauritania, traditional forms of slavery are still widely used, and affect women in particular. Aïcha Fall paints us a picture of the current practices in the country, where numerous different communities live together.