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Almost 36m people live in modern slavery - report

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supergreysmoke

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BBC News - Almost 36m people live in modern slavery - report

Almost 36m people live in modern slavery - report

Nearly 36 million people worldwide, or 0.5% of the world's population, live as slaves, a survey by anti-slavery campaign group Walk Free says.

The group's Global Slavery Index says India has the most slaves overall and Mauritania has the highest percentage.

The total is 20% higher than for 2013 because of better methodology.

The report defines slaves as people subject to forced labour, debt bondage, trafficking, sexual exploitation for money and forced or servile marriage.

It uses slavery in a modern sense of the term, rather than as a reference to the broadly outlawed traditional practice where people were held in bondage and treated as another person's property.

The Global Slavery Index's estimate is higher than other attempts to quantify modern slavery. In 2012, the International Labour Organisation estimated that almost 21 million people were victims of forced labour.

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Jaminacaranda

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So dreadful - so depressing. Not a good advert for humanity.
 
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So dreadful - so depressing. Not a good advert for humanity.
We need to defend what we have instead of giving in to every Tory wet dream of a re-established Roman Empire or whatever their version, for themselves, of paradise is. The warning from history and now, even today, is clear.
 
SomersetScorpio

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It is depressing, but to be honest, i'm surprised it's not higher.

Pity politicians are too busy feathering their own nests to actually DO SOMETHING about this.
 
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