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Slavery Defined

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Slavery is a system under which people are treated as property to be bought and sold, or forced to work. Slaves can be held against their will from the time of their capture, purchase or birth, and deprived of their rights to leave, to refuse to work, or to receive fair compensation.


Is human trafficking and modern day slavery the same thing?

There are many different types of modern day slavery. Human Trafficking is one of them. Here are some of the most well known types of slavery being used today...

Human Trafficking:
The transport or trade of people from one area to another and into conditions of slavery.

Bonded Labor:
People become bonded laborers after falling into or being forced into debt, and then being forced to work for free in an attempt to repay their debt. Many will never pay off their loans, and debt can be passed down through the generations.

Forced Labor:
People are forced to work, usually with no payment, through violence or intimidation. Many find themselves trapped, often in a foreign country with no papers, and unable to leave.

Descent-based Slavery:
People are born into slavery because their families belong to a class of "slaves" within a society. The status of "slave" passes from mother to child.

Early and Forced Marriage:
Young girls are forced to marry without consent, and forced into sexual and domestic servitude.

Child Slavery:
Children are in slavery as domestic workers, forced laborers, or placed in the sex trade.

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