Combating Discrimination based on Work, Descent, Slavery and Socio-Cultural Beliefs Uniting the Forces of Discriminated Populations

August 1, 2019

In partnership with the Inclusive Project, Asia Dalit Right Forum, UNESCO, Amnesty International and in collaboration with Global Call Against Poverty, IDSN, IMADAR and CIVICUS, TrustAfrica organized an international conference on the theme: “Global Partnership and Joint Actions in Addressing, Discrimination based on Work and Descent, Untouchability, Contemporary Forms of Slavery and Analogous Forms of Discrimination”. At the end of this Conference held in Dakar, Senegal, from 9 to 11 April 2019, an African Network to Combat Discrimination Based on Work, Descent, Slavery and Socio-Cultural beliefs was established. The Network includes about twenty human rights organizations and associations of victims. Members of the Network have undertaken to work in solidarity with all stakeholders and to advocate with organizations pursuing similar objectives to join the Network.

This issue includes a documentary produced by Ouest TV featuring the highlights of the meeting as well as the Dakar Declaration.

In full compliance with one of its strategies to organize multi-stakeholder meetings on issues relating to democracy and development, TrustAfrica is highly satisfied with the outcome of this Conference, which enabled various discriminated communities to join forces and address issues at the continental and global levels.