Where do YOU think modern-day slavery locations are?
Slavery is described as an inhumane, archaic practice of the past. But the reality is that it isn’t as much as we would like it to be. It’s still a dour reality that millions of people are entangled in.
In 2016, the Global Slavery Index calculated 45.8 million enslaved individuals in 167 countries. What’s worse is that one in four victims are children. And many modern-day slavery locations lack laws that directly criminalize and punish ownership or control over another individual, according to the Antislavery in Domestic Legislation database.
Modern slavery can be hard to recognize and detect in many cases. That’s because slavery has moved underground in most countries, and the definition of the term has expanded and evolved over the past several decades.
So let’s simplify it. We’ll give you the cold, hard facts: Here are 5 countries where slavery is still a part of life… for now!