Modern Day Slavery

By: Justin Ghidossi, TJ Peck, Tate Peterson

Background Information

Modern Day Slavery is a huge problem in our society and goes unheard of to most. For those that know there are still a majority that don't know the dark side of modern day slavery.

. It is estimated that there are anywhere from 20 to 30 million people who are in slavery at this moment. This is a large increase from the 12.3 million slaves estimated in the 2005 study done by the International Labour Organization (ILO).

.Forced labor lies within the realms of sexual abuse and prostitution, state-enforced work and many others.

.As of 1981, slavery is not considered legal anywhere. That year, Mauritania became the last country in the world to abolish slavery. However, the act of owning slaves didn’t become a crime in Mauritania until 2007.

.Slave-owners often use euphemisms instead of the term “slavery” in order to avoid getting caught.Such euphemisms include: debt bondage, bonded labor, attached labor, restavec (a French word that means “one who stays with”), forced labor and indentured servitude.

.According to the U.S. Department of State’s 2007 Trafficking in Persons report, there are 800,000 people trafficked across international borders every year; 80 percent of those victims being female.

.According to the U.S. Department of State, one million children are exploited by the global sex trade every year. The average age a teen enters the American sex trade is 12-14 years of age.

.The average cost of a slave is about $90.

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Our Goal

Slavery in the modern world is a huge problem. There are more slaves in the world today than there ever were during the height of the slave trade in the 1700's. Even though most countries in the world are strictly against slavery. They turn a blind eye to the companies that they buy from in order to produce their economies. Our purpose is to spread the word about modern day slavery to the extent that we are able to pass laws in major countries prohibiting the purchase of slave made products. Eventually we plan to have a world-wide law against the purchase of slave made products.

Map of Slavery

The following is a map of the amount of slave trade there is in the major countries today. Only places like Iceland are completely clear of slaves and slave trade.
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Works Cited

Davis, Samantha. "Top 7 Facts About Modern Slavery - The Borgen Project." The Borgen Project RSS2. The Borgen Project, 15 Oct. 2013. Web. 03 May 2016.