Online and Offline Hate Crimes Against Abolitionists and DWD Communities in West Africa

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery: Invitation to Virtual Public Lecture


TrustAfrica, Amnesty International, ASW and the African Network against Discrimination Based on Work, Descent and Contemporary Slavery (ANDS) wish to jointly invite you to a virtual public lecture to commemorate the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery. The theme of the lecture is: “Online and offline hate crimes against abolitionists and DWD communities in West Africa.”


The purpose of this important public lecture is to draw attention to the ravaging effects of slavery in various West African countries, and also highlight the plight of abolitionists and DWD communities, who are often victims of violence and threats online.

The public lecture, which will be held on 2 December 2021 from 10:00 – 12 noon (GMT) will be moderated by Dr. Abdoulaye Macko, Researcher, DWD expert and Honorary President of the Temedt Mali Association. The Discussant will be Me Fatimata Mbaye, President of the Mauritanian Association of Human Rights and winner of the American Women of Courage Award, while the event will be facilitated by Dr Ousmane Diallo, a researcher at Amnesty International’s Regional Office for West and Central Africa, working on the Sahel (Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso) and Senegal.

The conference will be in French. However, English translations will be provided. Kindly confirm your participation by clicking here

Venue: Online

Location: Online

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