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Modern-Day Slavery

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A presentation about modern-day slavery in the world

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Modern-Day Slavery

  1. 1. MODERN-DAY SLAVERY 10/07/2014 GIANG TRINH
  2. 2. OUTLINE 1. What is slavery? 2. Types of slavery 3. Facts 4. Causes 5. What can we do?
  3. 3. WHAT IS SLAVERY? Someone is in slavery if they are:  forced to work - through mental or physical threat;  owned or controlled by an “employer,” usually through mental or physical abuse or the threat of abuse;  dehumanized, treated as a commodity or bought and sold as property;  physically constrained or has restrictions placed on his/her freedom of movement.
  4. 4. TYPES OF SLAVERY  Bonded labor  Child slavery  Early and forced marriage  Forced labor  Descent-based slavery  Trafficking
  5. 5. FACTS IN THE WORLD  21-30 million people in slavery  Traffickers earn 150 billion dollars each year  78% are labor slaves, 22% are sex slaves  26% are children under age 18  India has the largest number of slaves in the world: 14 million  Mauritania has the highest percentage of population in slavery: 4%
  6. 6. FACTS IN THE WORLD
  7. 7. FACTS IN THE WORLD
  8. 8. FACTS IN THE UNITED STATES  60,000 victims in slavery today  14,500-17,500 people trafficked into the U.S annually  1997-2010: 9 farm labor slavery prosecutions in Florida Florida was called “ground zero for modern-day slavery”
  9. 9. CAUSES  Profits for owners and traffickers  Low level of education  Unemployment  Inefficient customs check  Customers are not well-informed  War booty
  10. 10. WHAT CAN WE DO?  Join anti-slavery organizations  Raise funds for anti-slavery organizations  Raise public awareness through campaigns, concerts, exhibitions etc.  Volunteer in slave-exporting countries  Vote for anti-slavery laws
  11. 11. THANK YOU

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