Demand the European Union takes a stand against slavery in Mauritania -

Demand the European Union takes a stand against slavery in Mauritania


11 November marked the one-year anniversary of the imprisonment of Mauritania’s leading anti-slavery activist, Biram Dah Abeid. He was imprisoned for standing up against slavery in Mauritania, the country with the highest prevalence of slavery in the world.

It is not an anniversary he hoped to see, but we haven’t given up hope that we can secure his release. And we need your help to do so.

As a European citizen there is something you can do. Through its agreements with Mauritania, the European Union has significant influence over the Mauritanian government. And it’s up to us as European Citizens to urge them to use this influence to release Biram and call on Mauritania to enforce its anti-slavery laws.

It’s time for us as EU citizens to get tough. Our countries give financial support to Mauritania. But it is conditional on human rights being upheld. Mauritania, through its consistent failure to tackle slavery has not upheld those conditions of maintaining human rights.

Over 56 MEPs have signed a letter calling for the European Union to do more. The UNPO and Walk Free are taking that letter and your names to a hearing on human rights in Mauritania on 1 December in Brussels. Join us and send a strong message to the European Union that ending slavery must come first.

Campaign updates

December 2015: We met with MEPs and conducted a hand-in to High Representative/Vice President Mogherini.

Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!


This Campaign made an impact with 11,972 supporters!

Please read our field report with summary and outcome


Latest Activity

  • Anastasia Z. United Kingdom
  • Ray G. United Kingdom
  • Karolina T. Poland
  • Nikos P. Greece
  • Marie-Caroline D. France

Share this campaign

Our partner in this campaign:

Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization

The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) is an international, nonviolent, and democratic membership organisation. Its members are indigenous peoples, minorities, and unrecognised or occupied territories who have joined together to protect and promote their human and cultural rights, to preserve their environments, and to find nonviolent solutions to conflicts which affect them.

Send this to a friend