Ending Modern Day Slavery

Camille Harteker and Chloe McKenna

Background

Slavery started in 1619 when the first slaves were brought from Africa to colonies in Jamestown, Virginia to help with farming like tobacco plants.

Why

Slavery is an issue because innocent people around the world are tricked, and forced to go into labor without pay. The harsh lifestyle kills many, taking them away from their families forever. When people are asked if they want a job, they are thinking of their family, not of the danger they are putting themselves in for the rest of their lives.

Facts

  • An estimated 27 million individuals are enslaved in the world today
  • Human trafficking is a modern-day form of slavery involving the illegal trade of people for exploition or commercial gain
  • Every minute 2 or more children are forced into slavery
  • Traffickers recruit people through advertisements that promote jobs like hostesses, domestics, or work in agricultural industry
  • Forms of human trafficking include: forced labor (fishing, gold, mining, textiles industry), bonded labor, involuntary domestic servitude, debt bondage, forced child labor, child soldiers, sex trafficking
  • Areas where women are valued less than men, they have a higher risk of being trafficked
  • Reasons for enslaved people: population explosion, extreme poverty and vulnerability, and government corruption
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Ending Modern Day Slavery

Slavery is affecting people of all ages all over the world. From forced labor to involuntary domestic servitude to sex trafficking, people have been forced against their will to work for others. We believe that with acknowledgement of the problem, more people will become involved in ending slavery. By advertising the harms that slavery has done to innocent people all over the world, people will begin to join the act to end slavery.

Works Cited

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History.com Staff. "Slavery in America." History.com. A&E Television Networks, 01 Jan. 2009. Web. 02 May 2016.


"Human Trafficking in the U.S. -- the Ugly Truth." CNN. Cable News Network, n.d. Web. 03 May 2016.

Mrs. Moore. "Modern Day Slavery." San Ramon Valley High School, Danville. Lecture.

"Slavery Today | Different Types of Human Trafficking - End Slavery Now." Slavery Today

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"Sign-up for UPDATES." Anti-Slavery. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Apr. 2016.