types of slavery exist today?
labour affects at
least 20 million people around the world. People become bonded
labourers by taking or being tricked into taking a loan for
as little as the cost of medicine for a sick child. To repay
the debt, they are forced to work long hours, seven days a
week, 365 days a year. They receive basic food and shelter
as 'payment' for their work, but may never pay off the loan,
which can be passed down through several generations.
labour affects people who are illegally recruited
by governments, political parties or private individuals,
and forced to work - usually under threat of violence or other
forms of child labour
refers to children who work in exploitative or dangerous
conditions. Tens of millions of children around the world
work full-time, depriving them of the education and recreation
crucial to their personal and social development.
sexual exploitation of children.
Children are exploited for their commercial value through
prostitution, trafficking and pornography. They are often
kidnapped, bought, or forced to enter the sex market.
involves the transport and/or trade of humans, usually women
or children, for economic gain using force or deception. Often
migrant women are tricked and forced into domestic work or
and forced marriage affects women and girls who
are married without choice and are forced into lives of servitude
often accompanied by physical violence.
or 'chattel' slavery involves
the buying and selling of people. They are often abducted
from their homes, inherited or given as gifts.