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36 Million Slaves Worldwide

36 Million Slaves Worldwide

Slavery may seem like a relic of the past, but in fact 0.5 percent of the world’s population—36 million people—are currently enslaved. The survey, by anti-slavery group Walk Free, identifies as slaves those subjected to forced labor, debt bondage, trafficking, sexual exploitation for money, and forced or servile marriage. India hosts the greatest number of slaves of any country, with 14 million, followed by China, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, and then Russia. Mauritania, meanwhile, has the ignominious distinction of having the highest percentage of slaves, at 4 percent of its population. More… Discuss

DISTRESSING REPORT ON DOMESTIC CHILD LABOR (the cancer of humanity is known as GREED)

Distressing Report on Domestic Child Labor

Released on Wednesday to coincide with this year’s World Day Against Child Labor, a report on child laborfrom the UN’s International Labour Organization estimates that some 10.5 million children around the globe currently work as domestic laborers. More than half are believed to be between the ages of five and 14, and nearly three quarters are female. They are largely denied access to education and are often subject to abuse, but their plight, for the most part, remains hidden behind the closed doors of the private homes in which they work. More… Discuss