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Monday, October 27, 2014

World Politics 116

Contemporary Slavery

"No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms."
Article 4, Universal
Declaration of Human Rights

Contemporary Slavery
A History of Slavery
Modern Slavery
Countries Most Affected
Causes and Effects
Bibliography & Sources

Contemporary slavery violates a variety of human rights and includes the child labor, bonded labor, serfdom, servile marriage, human trafficking (particularly of women and children for the sex trade), and the exploitation of domestic and migrant labor. These practices continue relatively unnoticed by the developed world, and, in certain cases, accepted as part of society in some third world countries, making contemporary slavery difficult to abolish internationally. A general ignorance on the part of the public contributes to and enforces governmental and international inaction.
Created by Rachel Gorman for World Politics 116, Mount Holyoke College. December 2005.
Contact: Rachel Gorman