Modern Slavery

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Modern Slavery

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So far, last year, Haiti put into place a law criminalizing human trafficking with imprisonment of up to 15 years.

Domestic Servitude

Forced Labor

Sex Trafficking

Bonded Labor

Child Labor

Modern Slavery

Bonded labor is the least known method of slavery, however is the most widely used method used to enslave people. They are subjected to sexual and physical violence on a daily basis. A person is usually tricked and trapped into working for a no pay job or a job that pays very little for seven days a week.

600,000 to 800,000 women and children are trafficked through international borders. Out of the 79% women made up 66% while girls made up the other 13%. Sex trafficking is mainly caused from inequality since women are undervalued in places such as India, Nepal, and Bangladesh.

Child Labor is often defined as work that deprives children of their childhood, their potential and their dignity; thus being harmful to physical and mental development. It refers to work that is mentally, physically, socially, morally, and harmful to children. It refers to work that deprives them of the opportunity of attending school, interfering with school, obliging them to leave school, and requiring them to combine both school work along with increasing long and heavy working hours.

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Restavek is a tradition that sends children from poor rural families to live with wealthy urban families so that their children will be better cared for and educated in exchange for doing minor chores for the wealthy family.

One time even in our own history forced labor existed when it came to slavery against African Americans, child labor, and forced labor in unsanitary conditions in the factories during the industrial revolution. It still exists today still in our country and on a larger scale than you might think.

Unions were established in the 1800s to protect factory workers. Unions tie in with Tammany hall and political machines.

Suma's is one of Girl Rising's 9 remarkable stories. Though her brothers went to school, she was forced into bonded labor at age 6, like many other Nepali girls.

In Afghanistan- an ancient practice called the Bacha Bazi is the practice of young boys are taught to dance They are often forced to wear traditional female dresses and put on a show for older men. Afterwards they are sexually abused and most of these young boys come from very low income families. Impoverished young boys who usually don’t have a family to rely on and live on the streets are drawn to this practice due to their lack of financial support.

Thailand such as Burma, Cambodia, and Laos, supply 90 percent of the 300,000 shrimp workers in Thailand. Some are lured by promises of well-paid factory jobs only to be forced aboard.

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