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The Awful Reality of Modern Slavery (10 pics)

Posted in Random » Weird   23 Jun 2015   / 7971 views

Here are few shocking facts about modern slavery and human trafficking.


The modern slavery is known under the name "human trafficking" and refer to illegal immigrants that cannot walk away from work their "masters" provide them with
Globally, there are about 47 million slaves in 2015, while there was a little under 4 million slaves in the U.S. in 1860
Slaves are much cheaper today than in the past. In the 19th century a slave's cost was very high (around $19,000 in 2015 money). You can get a slave for as little as $90 in 2015
Over 65% of the slaves live in Asia, and work producing clothes
In the United States, slavery most often takes the form of sexual slavery
The United States ranks 145 out of 167 on the Global Slavery Index with 167 being the least amount of slavery
The vast majority of slaves hold hereditary debt bondage. People are born into slavery because their parents didn't pay off their own debt
The most popular form of getting slaves in Eastern Europe is organizing work in foreign countries. Women are promised to work in hotels in Germany, for example, and as they arrive they learn that they were sold to a brothel, their passport taken away from them
The International Labor Organization estimates that slavery is responsible for over $150 billion annual profits for slaveholders

Comments (3):

Really sad, the media needs to cover this more rather than keep "rubbing our noses" in what happened 200+ years ago in the US.
ejazzyjeff 2 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
#6 Okay, you show were the United States stand, who is the #1 country on the Global Slavery Index? Pretty sure it's Africa and/or the Middle East (just looked it up and yes both of those countries rank up there).
ZombieDarwin 2 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
I'd much rather know who #167 is.