"There are an estimated 155,000 modern-day slaves in Mauritania."
July 2, 2015 2:26 PM Subscribe
A photo feature on five Mauritanian women, now freed from contemporary slavery. Slavery in Mauritania has been called a major human rights issue, with roughly 4% (155,600 people) of the country's population – proportionally the highest for any country – being enslaved against their will. 
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