Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Top 10 Facts About Modern Slavery

"I am not for sale. You are not for sale. No one should be for sale."

1. Slavery: Forced to work without pay under threat of violence and unable to walk away.

2. 27 million slaves in the world today.

3. Slavery is not legal anywhere but it happens everywhere.

4. The majority of slaves can be found in India and African countries.

5. At least 14,500 slaves are trafficked into the US each year.

6. Slaves work in fields, brothels, homes, mines, restaurants-anywhere slave owners can feed their greed.

7. Human trafficking is the modern-day slave trade.

8. $90 is the average cost of a human slave around the world.

9. Slave owners us many terms to avoid the word slavery: debt bondage, bonded labor, attached labor, restavec, forced labor, indentured servitude, and human trafficking.

10. It is possible to end slavery in 25 years. Everyone has a role to play-government, business, international organizations, consumers, YOU.

1 comment:

  1. $90 for a human being. Very, very sad. I didn't know many of those facts. Most people probably wouldn't


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