Modern slavery

On any given day in 2017 around 40 million are in modern slavery and 152 million in child labor around the world

  • 5.9 adult victims for every 1,000 adults in the world.
  • 4.4 child victims for every 1,000 children in the world.

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Slavery may be defined as an act of act of recruiting, transporting, providing, or obtaining a person for compelled labor or commercial sex acts through the use of force, fraud, or coercion.

Modern slavery is often seen as a by-product of poverty. Countries that lack education, economic freedom, the rule of law, and have poor societal structure can create an environment that fosters the acceptance and propagation of slavery

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One of the main causes is that slaves can be an attractive investment because the slave-owner only needs to pay for sustenance and enforcement. This is sometimes lower than the wage-cost of free laborers, as free workers earn more than people living on daily bread.

Types of slavery:

  • Bonded labor
  • Forced migrant labor
  • Forced labor exploitation
  • Forced sexual exploitation
  • Forced marriage
  • Child labor

Women represent 99 percent of the victims of forced labor in the commercial sex industry and 84 percent of forced marriages.

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Child labor remains concentrated primarily in agriculture(70.9 percent). while 17.1 percent of child laborers work in services sector followed by 11.9 percent in industry.

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The governments needs to increase its efforts against eradicating slavery and the citizens should come forward to eliminate completely from the roots of the nations.

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