The Egyptian Coalition for Human Rights and Development praises all attempts and efforts to eradicate the black slave trade and stresses the urgent need to fight racism.
On the International Day of Remembrance of the Black Slave Trade and its abolition, the Egyptian Coalition for Human Rights and Development points out that combating slave trafficking and slavery is an ongoing battle that is not limited by the boundaries of space or time. The black slave trade was the result of a racist conception of the world, which exacerbated into a system of thought based on racist ideas, had led to a deeply unjust and unjust political, economic and social practice, which was now recognized as a crime against humanity. This day should provide an opportunity to consider the historical causes, methods and consequences of this tragedy, as well as to analyze the interactions it has provoked between Africa, Europe, the Americas and the Caribbean.
Therefore, the Egyptian Coalition for Human Rights stresses the urgent need to fight racism, dismantle racist structures and reform racist institutions, despite fierce resistance by millions of enslaved peoples. African slave trade is still widespread in North America and is still a scourge in the modern era, as it is estimated that more than 40 million people are forced into forced labor, forced marriage or other forms of sexual exploitation, and that Africa has the highest Due to the prevalence of slavery.
The Egyptian Coalition for Human Rights stresses that the time has come to eradicate the exploitation of human beings completely and to work towards the recognition everywhere that everyone must be able to enjoy his right to dignity unconditionally, on an equal basis with all other individuals. Today, we must remember the victims and militants of the past so that future generations can make the memory of those victims and militants a source of inspiration to gain the courage needed to build just societies.
The commemoration of this day was due to the nights of the second and twenty-third of August 1791 in Saint-Domingue, known today as the Republic of Haiti, the beginning of a revolution that played a pivotal role in the eradication of the transatlantic slave trade. The International Day of Remembrance of the Black Slave Trade is celebrated and abolished on 23 August each year, which aims to consolidate the memory of the tragedy of the black slave trade in peoples to remind the international community of the sacrifices of those sentenced in the past to slavery in all its forms and to remind the world of the need to do more to eradicate this phenomenon by combating slavery-like practices in contemporary times, such as trafficking in human beings, intolerance, xenophobia, racial discrimination, and forced labor.