Monday, October 21, 2013

Slavery Alive and Well in the World


New research indicates that, around the world, 29 million people are still enslaved:

The [Global Slavery Index], published by the Walk Free Foundation on Thursday, ranks 162 countries and identifies risk factors for enslavement and the government responses. The research found that around 10 countries hold about 70 percent of the world’s slaves. India has the highest number of people enslaved in absolute terms, approximately 14 million, almost half the total worldwide.

Steve Clowney

(HT: Andrew Sullivan)

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