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What is Modern Slavery?

What is Modern Slavery? | Modern Day Slavery | Scoop.it

The United States government considers trafficking in persons to include all of the criminal conduct involved in forced labor and sex trafficking, essentially the conduct involved in reducing or holding someone in compelled service. Under the Trafficking Victims Protection Act as amended (TVPA) and consistent with the United Nations Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children (Palermo Protocol), individuals may be trafficking victims regardless of whether they once consented, participated in a crime as a direct result of being trafficked, were transported into the exploitative situation, or were simply born into a state of servitude. Despite a term that seems to connote movement, at the heart of the phenomenon of trafficking in persons are the many forms of enslavement, not the activities involved in international transportation.

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How to combat modern slavery

How to combat modern slavery | Modern Day Slavery | Scoop.it
In this moving yet pragmatic talk, Kevin Bales explains the business of modern slavery, a multibillion-dollar economy that underpins some of the worst industries on earth. He shares stats and personal stories from his on-the-ground research -- and names the price of freeing every slave on earth right now.
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Modern-day slavery in focus | Global development | The Guardian

Modern-day slavery in focus | Global development | The Guardian | Modern Day Slavery | Scoop.it
This website is supported, in part, by Humanity United. It is editorially independent and its purpose is to focus on modern-day slavery
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Modern-day slavery in focus | Global development | The Guardian

Modern-day slavery in focus | Global development | The Guardian | Modern Day Slavery | Scoop.it
This website is supported, in part, by Humanity United. It is editorially independent and its purpose is to focus on modern-day slavery
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Human Trafficking | Polaris Project | Combating Human Trafficking and Modern-day Slavery

Human Trafficking | Polaris Project | Combating Human Trafficking and Modern-day Slavery | Modern Day Slavery | Scoop.it

Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery where people profit from the control and exploitation of others. As defined under U.S. federal law, victims of human trafficking include children involved in the sex trade, adults age 18 or over who are coerced or deceived into commercial sex acts, and anyone forced into different forms of "labor or services," such as domestic workers held in a home, or farm-workers forced to labor against their will. The factors that each of these situations have in common are elements of force, fraud, or coercion that are used to control people.  Then, that control is tied to inducing someone into commercial sex acts, or labor or services.  Numerous people in the field have summed up the concept of human trafficking as "compelled service."  Every year, human traffickers generate billions of dollars in profits by victimizing millions of people around the world, and here in the United States.  Human trafficking is considered to be one of the fastest growing criminal industries in the world.

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The Freedom Commons | International Justice Mission

The Freedom Commons | International Justice Mission | Modern Day Slavery | Scoop.it

There are 27 million slaves in the world today—men, women and children forced to work and living in fear.Your voice can help bring them freedom.

The Freedom Commons helps you gather with others and take action to pass anti-slavery legislation in the U.S. and support U.S. leaders in the fight to end slavery. 

Whether you’re an experienced advocate or just taking your first step, we hope these resources empower you to be an agent of change in your community and beyond. Get updated on anti-trafficking work in your state and nationally, and find ideas for organizing your own campaigns as you mobilize others to advocate for freedom.

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Stop Child Trafficking, Child Slavery, and Exploitation | UNICEF USA

Stop Child Trafficking, Child Slavery, and Exploitation | UNICEF USA | Modern Day Slavery | Scoop.it
Join the fight against human trafficking to stop child slavery and exploitation. Donate to UNICEF’s End Trafficking project today
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Are there really 21 million slaves worldwide?

Are there really 21 million slaves worldwide? | Modern Day Slavery | Scoop.it

Some Caribbean nations are demanding reparations from Europe over the Atlantic slave trade. But slavery still happens today - film director Steve McQueen said at the Academy Awards there are 21 million slaves worldwide. Is that figure correct?

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Not For Sale

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Not For Sale creates tools that engage business, government, and grassroots in order to incubate and grow social enterprises to benefit enslaved and vulnerable communities.
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@abolishslavery on Twitter

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The latest from Abolish Slavery (@abolishslavery). The Abolish Slavery Coalition establishes and mentors #HumanTrafficking task forces worldwide, and assists survivors with their transition into rehabilitation. http://www.abolishslavery.org
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Photos that bear witness to modern slavery

Photos that bear witness to modern slavery | Modern Day Slavery | Scoop.it
For the past two years, photographer Lisa Kristine has traveled the world, documenting the unbearably harsh realities of modern-day slavery. She shares hauntingly beautiful images -- miners in the Congo, brick layers in Nepal -- illuminating the plight of the 27 million souls enslaved worldwide. (Filmed at TEDxMaui)
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Why India's brick kiln workers 'live like slaves'

Why India's brick kiln workers 'live like slaves' | Modern Day Slavery | Scoop.it

Like a scene from a long-gone age, men and women walk in single file up and down steps as if climbing a pyramid. They strain under a load, balanced in yoke-like hods, to deliver freshly moulded bricks to the furnace.

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On the road with the slavery hunters

On the road with the slavery hunters | Modern Day Slavery | Scoop.it

Brazil has done more than most nations to tackle modern-day slavery. Inspectors have rescued more than 45,000 people in 30 years. But Brazil's definition of slavery is broad, applying to cases of appalling working conditions even when no overt coercion is involved - and not everyone agrees with this.

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The Face of Modern Slavery

The Face of Modern Slavery | Modern Day Slavery | Scoop.it
When 6-year-olds are sold to be tortured and raped, it’s time for a 21st-century abolitionist movement to end human trafficking.
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The World's Worst Countries for Modern Day Slavery

The World's Worst Countries for Modern Day Slavery | Modern Day Slavery | Scoop.it

Between 14,500 and 17,500 people are trafficked into the United States every year, according to the U.S. Department of State. 

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The World's Worst Countries for Modern Day Slavery

The World's Worst Countries for Modern Day Slavery | Modern Day Slavery | Scoop.it

Between 14,500 and 17,500 people are trafficked into the United States every year, according to the U.S. Department of State. 

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Walk Free Foundation - Global Slavery Index 2013

Walk Free Foundation - Global Slavery Index 2013 | Modern Day Slavery | Scoop.it

The inaugural edition of the Global Slavery Index 2013 provides a ranking of 162 countries around the world, based on a combined measure of three factors: estimated prevalence of modern slavery by population, a measure of child marriage, and a measure of human trafficking in and out of a country.  The Index provides a quantitative ranking of 162 countries around the world according to the estimated prevalence of slavery, that is, the estimated percentage of enslaved people in the national population at a point in time.  The Index also provides an estimate of the size of the modern slavery problem, country by country.

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Once an Egyptian girl held as a slave, now an American woman

Once an Egyptian girl held as a slave, now an American woman | Modern Day Slavery | Scoop.it
A decade ago, Shyima Hall was smuggled into the United States as a 10-year-old slave, forced to cook and clean inside the home of a wealthy Irvine family and, at night, sleep on a squalid mattress...
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I was a modern-day slave in America

I was a modern-day slave in America | Modern Day Slavery | Scoop.it
There are hundreds of thousands of people held as modern day slaves in American. Many are forced laborers working as housekeepers, dishwashers, or in door to door sales.
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Anti-Slavery.org

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Anti-Slavery International, founded in 1839, is the world's oldest international human rights organisation and works to eliminate all forms of slavery around the world.

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Sen. Leach: Human trafficking is in your own back yard - King Of Prussia Courier

Sen. Leach: Human trafficking is in your own back yard - King Of Prussia Courier | Modern Day Slavery | Scoop.it
Sen. Leach: Human trafficking is in your own back yard - Believe it or not, Upper Merion is a hotbed for human trafficking and Pennsylvania is a major hub of this illegal trade, State Sen. Daylin Leach, D-17th, of Montgomery and Delaware counties, said during Thursday night’s town hall meeting.
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AbolishSlavery.org

AbolishSlavery.org | Modern Day Slavery | Scoop.it

The Abolish Slavery Coalition prevents the spread of modern-day slavery by helping establish and mentor human trafficking task forces both domestically and internationally in order to find and protect those who have fallen into slavery and to promote the infrastructure needed to rescue victims and assist them on the road to recovery.

 

Today more than ever, victims of human trafficking are being prostituted, enslaved, abused, tortured and murdered by predators who often exploit victims’ vulnerabilities, but with your help, we can free the captives!

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AbolitionInternational.org

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rWe are committed to creating a collaborative community of inspired abolitionists who are determined to end sex trafficking and explo

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Forced to fish on Thailand's trawlers

Forced to fish on Thailand's trawlers | Modern Day Slavery | Scoop.it

Thailand is the third largest exporter of seafood in the world, supplying supermarkets in Europe and America, but it's accused of crewing fishing boats with Burmese and Cambodian men who've been sold and forced to work as slaves.

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A tipping point in the fight against slavery?

A tipping point in the fight against slavery? | Modern Day Slavery | Scoop.it

There are, shockingly, more people in slavery today than at any time in human history - but campaigners think the world is close to a tipping point and that slavery may be eradicated in the next 30 years.

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