Slavery in Libya began in the 1830’s. 150+ years later (today) it’s making waves in every media channel. We cringed as we listened to Nigerian ex minister, Femi Fani-Kayode give us perspective on what’s going on in Libya today: African migrants are having “their organs harvested, bodies mutilated and roasted like kebabs‘. (Daily Mail). The headline images are mainly of men. Men of child-bearing age – fathers. Men old enough to be partners and breadwinners. Men old enough to contribute to the advancement of society in Africa. If more men than women are migrating, the child rearing, family supporting and social advancement falls back primarily on the women left behind. The burden on the women left behind is one of the often overlooked side effects of modern day immigration. The ability of women to step up and hold the fort in times of crises isn’t disputed but it shouldn’t be the norm.
Thoughts MOCCA Mums?