The forgotten people

There is still slavery in Mauritania.
Mbarka was born into slavery and forced to work every day from the day she learned to walk. As she gave birth to her daughter she decided to run away. Two years ago she escaped from her owners and got to a safe house in the capital where she lives today. But her mother and brother are still with the owners, not wanting to get away.
I met her earlier this year, and listened to her story.
Interpreter is my dear friend Rabia.


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