Slavery still exists in the world today

Slavery is not a thing of the past.  An estimated 30 million people are slaves today.   They include bonded debt slaves, trafficked migrants, forced prostitutes, child soldiers, child laborers, forced laborers and old-fashioned slaves who are bought and sold.

The Guardian newspaper is conducting a continuing investigation of modern-day slavery.  Recently it reported on slavery in the Thai fishing industry.  Last year it reported on enslaved Nepalese migrant workers in the Persian Gulf kingdom of Qatar.

I have added a link to the Guardian’s modern-day slavery articles to my Issues menu on the right-hand column of this page, which I will maintain so long as The Guardian continues its investigation.    Slavery is as odious today as it was in the 18th and 19th centuries.

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One Response to “Slavery still exists in the world today”

  1. SouthernGal Says:

    I hear yah on this. All around the world the rules are different. There are some African Countries that continue to enslave people, especially the children who are forced into combat by gangs of terrorism.


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