A Short Summary: Slavery And Human Trafficking

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Task 1- The issue
• Slavery refers to when people are forced into circumstances against their will. Men, women and children all around the world are taken advantaged of for a wide range of purposes. These include forced labor, sexual exploitation, domestic enslavement and forced soldiers. Human trafficking is the action of illegally recruiting, transporting a person(s) from one place to another and the trade of humans for the purpose of slavery. This process of human trafficking involves coercion, force, fraud, deceit.

There are women are forced into prostitution. People forced to work in agriculture, labour and domestic work. Children in factories producing goods sold globally. Entire families forced to work for copious amount of hours with no income to support themselves.

There are estimated 55.1 million people in modern slavery around the world, including:
• 10 million children
• 24.9 million people in forced labour
• 15.4 million people in forced marriage
• 4.8 million people in forced sexual exploitation

Signs of someone in slavery:
• Forced to work through coercion, mental or physical threat;
• Owned or controlled by a slaveholder
• Dehumanising treatment towards them (treated as a non-human or object and bought and sold as ‘property’)
• Physically restrained or have restrictions placed on their freedom of movement

Contributing factors
Slavery and human trafficking is mostly due to vulnerability. Majority of the slaves around

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