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Modern Day Slavery

A presentation discussing modern-day slavery, which includes human trafficking, forced labor, and bonded labor.

Hannah McMorris

on 16 April 2013

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Transcript of Modern Day Slavery

Slavery: What it is and what has to be done. What is slavery? Slavery occurs when one person has complete control and ownership over another person.

Violence or the threat of violence is used to maintain that control.

The slave is exploited economically, paid nothing and cannot walk away. Slaves are subjected to physical, mental, and emotional abuse. The most vulnerable victims are
women and children. The 3 main types of slavery are:

Forced labor
Bonded labor
Human trafficking

Human trafficking is the most popular,
in terms of affecting almost every country. The life of a child slave usually involves being:

subjected to commercial rape
recruited into armed conflicts
forced to work as a domestic worker. are currently owned worldwide,
which means there are more
slaves NOW than have ever existed in the history
of humanity. Every 60 seconds,
2 children are trafficked. 120 an hour. 2, 880 a day. a year. people are
trafficked into the U.S. annually. The cost of a slave in 1850, in today's dollars, was $40,000. The cost of a modern-day slave averages at Stats 27 million slaves 1.2 million 17,500 $90. In 161 countries, Human trafficking, alone, makes $32 billion a year. Atlanta and Houston are
two of the biggest hubs
of slavery in the U.S. is the #1 corridor for
human trafficking nation-wide. I-10 Many Pakistani boys are
signed away to bonded labor
at the age of 13.
The contracts last until they are 30. Across Russia there are over one million slaves.

On the streets of Moscow alone, there are an estimated 20,000-30,000 children involved in prostitution. The National Human Trafficking Hotline receives more calls from Texas than any other state in the US. 

Houston has more sexually oriented businesses than almost any other U.S. city, including Las Vegas.

The Department of Justice cites Houston as one of the most intense cities for human trafficking. The Super Bowl is now the hotspot for
modern sex trafficking,
being commonly known as the single largest human trafficking incident in the United States. In China, soccer ball manufacturers work up to 21 hours in a day for a month straight.

Bonded laborers in Southeast Asia work 20 hour days to peel 40 lbs of shrimp. Those who attempt to escape are under constant threat of violence or sexual assault.
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