Modern Day Slavery Research Paper

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In the past Slavery has been an issue in may cultures including the United States. Most people believe that slavery is a thing of the past and all people are free to live their lives as they see fit. Unfortunatley, modern day slavery is a huge problem spread throughout our globe. I will discuss the root of this terrible practice, places in the world that still engage in some type of slavery, the negative problems of slavery, and lastly how we can combat or help get rid of modern day slavery. Modern day slavery is not necessarily titled “slavery” it is much more complicated and specific but it all falls under the word slavery.”According to the International Labour Organisation (ILO) around 21 million men, women and children around the world are in a form of …show more content…

The most common cause is some type of economic need or economic gain. If a country has a need for cheap goods and high unemployment than people including children are more likely to participate in slavery. This only source of income sometimes will slightly benefit a family. In truth it always benefits the people running the slave operations. In fact most slaves do not ever gain anything financially. Another situation that leads to slavery is when women are treated as lesser citizens or seen as an object that can be bought or sold. Many of these women including very young females, are either forced into some type of prostitution or have no other options. Cultures like this do not value women and practice gender discrimination. Many countries all over the world engage in this sexual trafficking, prostitution, and sexual abusive situations. In fact “Women and girls make up 98% of victims of trafficking for sexual exploitation.” The top five countries according to International Business Times with the highest rates of child prostitution are: Sri Lanka, Thailand, Brazil, Untied States , and

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