For Biram Dah Abeid, founder of Initiative for the Resurgence of the Abolitionist Movement (IRA-Mauritania) http://ira-usa.org/, in the last country in the world to abolish slavery (1981), Mauritanian activists are arrested and imprisoned for fighting the practice. The government denies it. Through non-violence, IRA publicizes cases, assists victims and holds demonstrations. –Aidan McQuade
Source: McQuade, Aidan, (2017, May 1-8). Biram Dah Abeid: Mauritania’s abolitionist, in The 100 Most Influential People [Special issue]. Time, 189, 16-17, p. 124.
“...We are not afraid. No one can have more conviction than us… If we die, it will be from the front, not the back. We will not run away.” Source: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/09/08/freedom-fighter. Accessed: May 27, 2017.