Mauritanian Network for Human Rights: Statement on the US State Department’s Mauritania 2020 Human Rights Report

In the decade since its inception, the United States annual Country Report on Human Rights Practices has been widely known and respected. This lengthy document presenting statistics and analysis of human rights in virtually all nations has gained mass attention from the public and policy makers. Many in Congress view it as the most authoritative and … Continue reading Mauritanian Network for Human Rights: Statement on the US State Department’s Mauritania 2020 Human Rights Report

Slavery and Land Grabbing in Mauritania

History of Land Slavery and Forced Displacement Black Mauritanians have historically been stripped of their land ownership rights, most notably beginning in the 1980’s when a new law provided a legal basis to confiscate their land and redistribute it to Beydanes (lighter skins Arab Mauritanians) and others [i].   This land grabbing system of laws, … Continue reading Slavery and Land Grabbing in Mauritania

Black British Women’s Experience of Maternal Healthcare Services: Why Black British Women Are Still Five Times More Likely To Die In Childbirth

On February 9th 2021, an urgent inquiry investigating alleged systemic racism within NHS maternity care services was launched with the support of Sandra Igwe, co-chair and founder of the Motherhood Group and UK charity, Birthrights (Summers, 2021); an investigation, a long-awaited investigation given women of colour have endured decades of drastically disproportionate health outcomes. Though … Continue reading Black British Women’s Experience of Maternal Healthcare Services: Why Black British Women Are Still Five Times More Likely To Die In Childbirth