Modern Slavery and Forced Labor | Freedom United

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  • An estimated 40 million people are in modern slavery all over the world. This generates an estimated $150 billion in illegal profits every year, making forced labor the second largest international crime.
  • Bonded labour or debt bondage is when a workers’ labor is demanded to repay a loan. The person is usually coerced into working long after the loan is repaid. Often, the debt is passed on to the next generation.
  • Forced labor is any work which people are forced to do against their will. 16 million, or 64% of of people in forced labor are in the private economy, exploited by individuals or enterprises. According to the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) there are 24,900,000 people in forced labour.
  • Child slavery is one of the most shocking forms of slavery. Worldwide it is estimated that that one in four victims of slavery are children. Children’s labour is exploited in many jobs, including physical labor and domestic slavery.
  • Live-in migrant domestic workers are particularly vulnerable to exploitation because, confined to a private home, they are isolated from protections offered in a regular workplace.
  • Child marriage can be another form of slavery, if the following three elements are present: if either party hasn’t given their free and informed consent, if either party is being subjected to control and a sense of ownership, and if either party cannot realistically leave or end the marriage. Servile marriage can affect adults too.
  • Human trafficking is the act of recruiting or transferring a person by means of coercion, abduction or deception for the purpose of exploitation. Although most people assume sexual exploitation to be the most common reason for trafficking people, it is in fact for forced labor.

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braydin
braydin
1 year ago

i have a question why has slavery started. i am a student studying the subject please help

Zubair
Zubair
4 months ago
Reply to  braydin

See the speak of docyar israr ahmed about slaves (ghulam bandi) In youtube

jaiden weber
jaiden weber
6 months ago
Reply to  braydin

it started because in europe, they were used to help the economy. slaves were the backbone of european economy, and when other nations saw this they wanted slaves, too. it truly wasn’t about the color of their skin in the beginning, but as slavery went on people started to see black people as less than them because they were slaves. and when slavery ended that same stereotype was kept.

maneet
maneet
7 months ago
Reply to  braydin

i think it started because people did not like black people cause of the colour of their skin

Barry
Barry
6 months ago
Reply to  maneet

Slavery existed long before skin colour became associated with skin colour. Ancient Rome had slaves from all over Europe, including Greece. Definitely not black.

Jenna
Jenna
7 months ago
Reply to  braydin

Hi braydin I cant answer your question because I’m only in 5th grade plus I go to school during this pandemic. We are having a Project about slavery and it’s due 22 October 2020 and today is the 17th October 2020.
Sincerely
Jenna

Henry
Henry
7 months ago
Reply to  Jenna

Huh, guess this isn’t helpful.

Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  braydin

Why not dive deeper into Freedom University at the bottom of the Learn page

braydin
braydin
1 year ago
Reply to  Freedom United

thank you for helping. and i will look at the link you send me. and im not trying to be a pest but can you send me another link.

Freedom United
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  braydin

You can access Freedom University by clicking on this link: https://www.freedomunited.org/freedom-university/

ARISH SAHANI
ARISH SAHANI
1 year ago

PEOPLE IN MIDDLE EAST AFRICA SUFFER THE MOST . AS MOST DONOT FIND TRUE KNOWLEDGE . MANY NOT ALLOWED TO READ MANY BOOK IN LIFE . READ ONLY ONE .

Ancora
Ancora
7 days ago
Reply to  ARISH SAHANI

yeah they read one which is Quran but there is another problem that they don’t really get it ! they just read it without even understanding .. it’s insane

Koda.OnTwitchWatchMePls
Koda.OnTwitchWatchMePls
1 year ago

hello I love the video!!!!!!!!!!

awasdwdas
1 year ago

ur awesome.

gary
gary
1 year ago

thank you for the information this helped e with one of my homework pieces

Freedom United
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  gary

We’re glad you found it helpful, Gary!

In solidarity,
Miriam