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Sun Aug 23, 2015, 07:40 PM

Slavery around the world

I just watched a piece on the news about a Jewish man help out girls that were sold into slavery by ISIS. How many countries still allow this barbaric awful act? Why do we do business with them, shouldn't we demand that slavery ends with any country we do business with or help out?

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Daninmo Aug 2015 OP
madville Aug 2015 #1
Recursion Aug 2015 #3
seveneyes Aug 2015 #2
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Response to Daninmo (Original post)

Sun Aug 23, 2015, 10:04 PM

1. Countries that still allow it?

North Korea maybe and some Muslim countries that consider women to be property might qualify.

ISIS isn't a country of course, it's radical Islamists literally interpreting their book which advocates the practice.

I would say the largest form of slavery these days would be sex trafficking, it's everywhere, Asia, Europe, Africa, etc.

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Response to madville (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 23, 2015, 10:40 PM

3. Sex trafficking is only about 20% of slavery

Most of it is labor, and most of it is in south and east Asia.

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Response to Daninmo (Original post)

Sun Aug 23, 2015, 10:06 PM

2. Many have fallen from grace around the world

 

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Response to Daninmo (Original post)

Sun Aug 23, 2015, 10:41 PM

4. More people are in slavery today than in 1860

The US Government has a bureau devoted to studying and preventing human trafficking. They release an annual report (2015's is due out in a month or so IIRC).

http://www.state.gov/j/tip/

It's not exactly happy reading...

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