Slavery is real and it exists till today


Contemporary slavery refers to the institutions of slavery that continue to exist in the present day. Estimates of the number of slaves today range from 12 million[1] to 29 million.
Slavery is a multi-billion dollar industry with estimates of up to $35 billion generated annually. The United Nations estimates that roughly 27 to 30 million individuals are currently caught in the slave trade industry.
Mauritania was the last nation to officially abolish slavery, doing so in 2007. However, illegal slavery is prevalent in many forms today
Forced prostitution is the form of slavery most often encountered in wealthy countries such as the United States, in Western Europe, Israel, and in the Mideast. It is the primary form of slavery in Eastern Europe, Israel and Southeast Asia, particularly in Moldova and Laos. Many child sex slaves are trafficked from these areas to the West and Mideast.The notion of slavery in a modern society may seem far-fetched, but in reality, almost 30 million people are forced to live as slaves around the ...
This year CNN will join the fight to end modern-day slavery and shine a spotlight on the horrors of modern-day slavery, amplify the voices

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