Love this pic by Daphne Ouwersloot of Niger
Call me ignorant of you wish but I didn't know that this problem still existed in Niger mostly from African to African...that's ridiculous.
It's important to realize that Niger is 1 the poorest country in Africa and within tribe the former negative practice of slavery is still in existence.
Can you believe ithat in 2004 there were more than 40,000 people in slavery WHAT?? I just can't believe it..
Most of the time they are born in slavery, meaning they belong to family, "masters" who mistreat , don't pay them enough that is to suppose that they even pay them.
Their "masters" take their most basic rights away from them
...mmm they're born under these conditions..and wait 1 minute it gets worst..
until not too long ago they didn't even have the right to vote...What? then comes inhuman right activist Ilguilas Welia who risks his life everyday to bring awareness on this social injustice..
He was successful w/his non profit org' TIMIDRIA to get the penal system to forbid slavery w/sentene up 2 30 years of emprisonment...okay that's on paper now the key is to have that take place in reality...mm and you know our govs in Africa.:(
Of course when somebody like Ilguias stands up against the gov, he makes very quicky great enemies. Thus goes the story in which he was accused of stealing donors $$...mm of course.
He was put in jail but the Internional and Local Media'attention to the case saved him from this ordeal...thankfully.
If you wanna know more about his work , here's his webbie:
Slavery Needs 2 stop Existing!