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Sarah Mathewson

Africa Programme Coordinator

Anti-Slavery International

HQ Phone: +44 20 7501 8920

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Anti-Slavery International

Thomas Clarkson House The Stableyard, Broomgrove Road

London, Greater London SW9 9TL

United Kingdom

Company Description

Anti-Slavery International is the world's oldest international human rights organization, founded in 1839. It is the only charity in the United Kingdom to work exclusively against slavery and related abuses. We work at local, national and international le ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Campaigns Manager (Part-Time)

Object

Africa Programme Officer

Child Soldiers

Africa Associate

Human Rights Watch

Assistant To the Regional Adviser for Social and Human Sciences

UNESCO

Education

MA

University of Edinburgh

MSc

London School of Economics

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Anti-Slavery - Staff and Trustees

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Africa Programme Manager- Sarah Mathewson


"The appeal sends a clear signal ...

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"The appeal sends a clear signal that not much has changed in Mauritanian authorities' approach to tackle slavery practices in the country" said Sarah Mathewson, Africa Programme Manager at Anti-Slavery International, which brought the original case into the Mauritanian courts in 2011.

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said Sarah Mathewson of Anti-Slavery International.


Sarah Mathewson, Africa ...

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Sarah Mathewson, Africa Programme Manager at Anti-Slavery International, which helped bring the original case into the Mauritanian courts in 2011 and is supporting the current case, said: 'We hope this case will mark a turning point in the boys' quest for justice at long last. It is shameful that the convicted slave owner essentially ended up being freed shortly after his trial, and the boys he enslaved still haven't received the compensation ordered by the judge.'


​"It is ironic that there are ...

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​"It is ironic that there are no slave owners in prison, but three anti-slavery activists have been convicted for leading a peaceful campaign while the freedom of NGOs may be quashed," Sarah Mathewson, Anti-Slavery International's Africa programme co-ordinator told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.


The two court judgements could signal ...

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The two court judgements could signal the beginning of the end of slavery in Mauritania, according to Sarah Mathewson, Africa programme co-ordinator at Anti-Slavery International.

​"This should empower people to come forward, access justice and seek compensation," she told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.
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This week's convictions provide new evidence not only that slavery continues but that some factions of the government finally are willing to do something it, said Sarah Mathewson, Africa program coordinator for Anti-Slavery International.
"Lots of people (in Mauritania) will be very encouraged by this ruling -- encouraged to leave slavery, encouraged to access justice," she said. "And slave owners will be discouraged from continuing to abuse them."
​"It's unbelievable," she said.

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