Modern Day Slave Trade

Modern Day Slavery image via sholander

Modern Day Slavery image via sholander

Slave labor is an industry worth over thirty billion dollars in the current illegal market according to a report released by the International Labor Organization(ILO).

The most notorious for forced labor is the chocolate industry.

70% of the world’s output of cocoa is from West Africa according to the Biscuit, Chocolate, Cake and Confectionery Association.

But individual household members in West Africa are only earning $30 to $108 each year.

And it’s obvious that this $13 billion dollar a year industry is being built through modern day slavery.

The ILO  says over twelve million people around the world are  being forced to work against their will.

And unfortunately this is still an underestimate.

Without cameras pointing in the right direction,

the third largest illegal crime is bound to continue growing.

So far international mafias have found no major obstacles in the way of their so called “safe business.”

People from countries in conflict are most at risk of having someone withhold their legal documents and papers.

Sudanese slaves await redemption in Madhol, Sudan, in December 1997. An Arab trader sold 132 former slaves, women and children, for $13,200 (in Sudanese money) to a member of Christian Solidarity International. (AP Photo)

Sudanese slaves await redemption in Madhol, Sudan, in December 1997. An Arab trader sold 132 former slaves, women and children, for $13,200 (in Sudanese money) to a member of Christian Solidarity International. (AP Photo)

Trafficking via freegirl

Trafficking via freegirl

And are more likely to be forced into the abuse of being forced to work against their will in the US or Canada.

But thousands of non-migrant men, women and children from some of the wealthiest countries in the world are trafficked each year as well.

And slavery is very much an international problem, and in today’s world as many people are searching for work in a recession.

Not every employment office is 100% safe.

(Audio Interview about forced labor coming soon!)

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2 responses to “Modern Day Slave Trade

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  2. These are horrifying statistics, and it seems that they just get worse each year. Human lives seem to be worth next to nothing any more. Ít’s always good to highlight these conditions, because it might also stop a lot of these young girls from making the wrong decisions when strangers walk up to them with lucrative job offers in the entertainment industry…

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