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Racial Segregation Has Been Exacerbated

Slavery became illegal in the US in 1865, also in the UK in 1833 and in Jamaica in 1834. However, slavery by no means ended [...]

Slavery became illegal in the US in 1865, also in the UK in 1833 and in Jamaica in 1834. However, slavery by no means ended in the 19th century. In the last five years alone, 89 million people across the globe have experienced some form of slavery, and one in four of these victims were children. Criminals are inventive, continuously find ways to adapt and exploit vulnerability when one form of slavery becomes illegal. Today, women and girls are typically subjected to forced labor in domestic work and the sex industry while men and boys are subjected to forced labor in construction, manufacturing, and fishing.

Slavery is a complex problem rooted in poverty, discrimination, and exploitation of people vulnerable by law. Cooperation and transparency between governments, businesses, and other organizations is needed to end slavery across the world. Organizations like the Anti-Slavery Charter lay out specific measures to tackle slavery.

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Publication Date: 15/12/2016
Source: Vox
Author: Daniel Nichanian
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Source: The New Yorker
Author: Jane Mayer
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Source: Al Jazeera
Author: Jessica Sarhan
Publication Date: 08/05/2015
Source: The Washington Post
Author: Emily Badger