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Modern Slavery

10 Countries With The Most Slaves

24/7 Wall St. | Alexander E.M. Hess & Thomas C. Frohlich | Posted 11.22.2014 | Business

While many believe slavery is an issue of the past, it remains a real, yet largely hidden, problem. An estimated 35.8 million people are enslaved worl...

Almost 36 Million People Around The World Live As Slaves

Reuters | Posted 11.18.2014 | World

LONDON, Nov 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Almost 36 million people are living as slaves across the globe with an index on Monday listing Mauritani...

A Day in the Unending Fight Against Modern Slavery

Nick Grono | Posted 09.29.2014 | Impact
Nick Grono

It is a very encouraging sign of the new urgency given to modern slavery that the first World Day against Trafficking in Persons is being marked today.

Syrian Parents Are Selling Young Girls Into Sham Marriages to Avoid Refugee Status

Sam McCormack | Posted 08.20.2014 | Impact
Sam McCormack

Not only are Syrian girls as young as 15 with refugee status being sold into marriage, the marriages are effectively shams and more apparently, sexual servitude -- whereby the wealthy husband divorces his wife after a few days.

Slavery at Sea

Nick Grono | Posted 08.19.2014 | Impact
Nick Grono

Slavery touches us all, no matter where we live or how law-abiding we are. It is found in the clothes we wear, the products we buy and the food we eat. This has been underlined in the last few weeks by a series of powerful investigations into the horrors of the Thai fishing industry.

Pope Francis And Archbishop Of Canterbury Vow To Fight Human Trafficking

AP | Nicole Winfield | Posted 06.16.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis and the archbishop of Canterbury denounced human trafficking as a crime against human dignity Monday and pledged to...

World Cup, Forced Labor and Trafficking: Learn More and Make a Difference

Juhu Thukral | Posted 07.29.2014 | Impact
Juhu Thukral

Let's talk about what we, as soccer fans around the world, can do to make some noise about labor rights and abuse of the very workers who make events like the World Cup and Olympics possible.

Putting Slavery Out of Business

Nick Grono | Posted 07.22.2014 | Impact
Nick Grono

The latest authoritative report from the International Labor Organization shows that we have been badly underestimating just what big business this evil is, generating a shocking $150 billion profit per year.

Reimagined Women's Magazines Swap Cover Girls For Slaves

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 03.07.2014 | Impact

An advocacy site has given glossy women's magazines a makeover, replacing quintessential headlines and photos with messages that convey a much more gr...

Five Things You Can Do to Fight Trafficking and Modern Slavery

Juhu Thukral | Posted 03.26.2014 | Impact
Juhu Thukral

It's important to start the year thinking about ways to address and prevent trafficking in persons, given that, throughout the world, so many workers and young people experience this assault on their dignity and autonomy.

Reducing the Vulnerability Associated With Human Trafficking

Keeli Sorensen | Posted 02.12.2014 | Impact
Keeli Sorensen

It's important to remember that human trafficking and modern slavery is not just a crime committed by a criminal against his or her victim.

The Failed Prostitution Experiment

Lauren Hersh | Posted 09.18.2013 | Impact
Lauren Hersh

When governments fail to tackle the demand side of the commercial sex industry, they not only fail to protect people in prostitution, they also financially benefit through the increased tax income generated from the exploitation of people.

State Department Reveals Scope Of Human Trafficking Worldwide

The Huffington Post | Carlo Davis | Posted 06.20.2013 | World

Only 46,570 out of an estimated 27 million victims of human trafficking were identified in 2012. That is the conclusion of a new report released by th...

Trio Enslaved Mother And Daughter For 2 Years

AP | THOMAS J. SHEERAN and KANTELE FRANKO | Posted 08.18.2013 | Crime

ASHLAND, Ohio — A mentally disabled woman charged with shoplifting a candy bar asked to be jailed because three people "had been mean to her" &n...

Uniting Against Sex Trafficking

Rabbi Robyn Fryer Bodzin | Posted 06.26.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Robyn Fryer Bodzin

Today, approximately 27 million people around the globe are forced into slavery-two thirds into sex slavery. And Jews are not exempt from this.

Hidden In Plain Sight: A Story Of Human Trafficking

AVODAH | Posted 06.25.2013 | Religion
AVODAH

Victims can be found on street corners, in brothels and in agricultural fields throughout the country and around the world. If you've ever been to a large sporting event, a nail salon or a massage parlor, then you likely have contributed to a system that enables and supports trafficking.

Supporting Former Slave Laborers in Building New Lives

Pranitha Timothy | Posted 06.25.2013 | Impact
Pranitha Timothy

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgIt's a powerful thing to watch a child, man or woman walk free from the rice mill, factory or brick kiln where he or she was enslaved.

Say No To Slave And Sex Trafficking

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 06.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

Why should LGBT people care? All social issues are LGBT issues, and around 10 percent of the millions of people who are trafficked are LGBT. As citizens of the world, we cannot just care about issues that we think are "ours." If we are human, then human trafficking is about all of us.

The "End It" Movement: Are These Truths Self-evident?

Kenneth Robinson | Posted 04.05.2013 | Impact
Kenneth Robinson

We ask you to make a choice. Take up a worthy cause. Be a part of history. On Tuesday, April 9, a worthy organization known as END IT will make its ...

America's 21st Century Slavery

Douglas A. Blackmon | Posted 04.30.2013 | Black Voices
Douglas A. Blackmon

By the first years after 1900, tens of thousands of African Americans had been sold by southern state governments. This isn't an easy story for Americans to accept. The idea that basic freedom was denied to an enormous population until the middle of the 20th century fits nowhere in the triumphalist accounts we prefer.

How Men Can Help Stop Sex Trafficking

Posted 02.19.2013 | Impact

By Ed Ouellette, TakePart Let me tell you a true story—Brianna’s story. Brianna was a normal teenage girl. She was an all-star athlete and a...

Cardboard Hearts Full of West African Chocolate and Western Guilt

Kelsey Timmerman | Posted 04.16.2013 | Impact
Kelsey Timmerman

If we really want to end child labor and slavery in the West African cocoa industry, paying farmers half of a penny more per bar would go a long way in doing that.

How Can We Tell Those in Slavery That the U.S. Congress Won't Help?

Karen Stauss | Posted 04.03.2013 | Impact
Karen Stauss

The Trafficking Victims Protection Act has helped many people escape brutal abuse. Sadly, Congress allowed it to expire at the end of its last session. It must reauthorize the act to preserve America's role in abolishing slavery in the 21st century.

Human Trafficking Victim: I Was Kidnapped And Sold At Age 7

Posted 01.13.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Rani Hong was just 7 years old when she was kidnapped from her mother's home in southern India and sold into the international slave trade. "A frie...

The Fight Against Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery

Bryan Cain-Jackson | Posted 02.26.2013 | Impact
Bryan Cain-Jackson

While being entertained by a film, Taken, which takes place abroad that and is mere fiction, it is believed that between 100,000 and 300,000 children are victims of human trafficking in the United States alone. Every American has to understand that we have this problem.