"I recently saw this map in a Washington Post article about modern day slavery and was immediately was struck by the spatial extent and amount of slaves in today’s global economy. As stated in that article, “This is not some softened, by-modern-standards definition of slavery. These 30 million people are living as forced laborers, forced prostitutes, child soldiers, child brides in forced marriages and, in all ways that matter, as pieces of property, chattel in the servitude of absolute ownership.” This map shows some important spatial patterns that seem to correlate to economic and cultural factors."
Despite India's rapid economic growth, millions of its citizens live in slave-like conditions, according to a new index. Economist Ravi Srivastava attributes this to a lack of political will to enforce existing laws.
Patricia Buckley's insight:
Modern India being highlighted as another country forcing people into slave-like existences.
This blog seems to offer information about both historical slavery and modern day. Just remember with such a contentious topic, some websites don't make any attempt to offer balance. They have an agenda and are very geared towards promoting that side of the story.
HISTORY OF SLAVERY including An evil of civilization, Slaves in Babylon, Slaves in Greece, Slaves in Rome, Slaves in the Middle Ages, Portuguese slave trade, The triangular trade, The abolitionist movement, The issue of slavery, Emancipation Proclamation...
It is not uncommon for many women working as maids throughout the Mideast to experience forced confinement, food deprivation, excessively long hours and even sexual abuse at the hands of their employers.
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