Gambia: How a Woman Married a Man After He Freed Her From Slavery in Libya

Married is by choice but for Mariam (not her real name) it was as a consequent of abject poverty and the desire to be freed from bondage. She is married to a man who freed her from slavery in Libya as his third wife.

“I married this man not because I love him but because of my condition and the situation I found myself in Libya,” she said.

Born of a single mother, her father died before she was born leaving her to stay with her mother. She also lives with her brothers who were all dependent on…


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