Tuesday, October 14, 2014

There are more slaves today than EVER before in the history of the world...

There are apparently 21-30 million slaves in existence today , and the group said this is a conservative estimate.

This is compared to an estimate of 9-11 million people who landed alive in Europe from Africa during the slave trade.

Of course, slavery today looks different to how it did back in the slave trade. But it operates on the same principle: forced labour for no pay. People kept against their will, trafficked and given no money.

Sometimes they are ‘paid’ in food, so they can stay alive and work harder, and other times they are paid, but this payment is taken back off them at the end of the month, so they have to work.

There are probably slaves in your home town.

Just last year a 69-year-old Malaysian woman, a 57-year-old Irish woman and a 30-year-old Briton were found by the police after being held captive for at least 30 years as slaves by a married couple in Lambeth, London . Full story...

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