When we hear the word SLAVERY we think of buying and selling of people that ended in the 1800’s, but slavery still exists today. Today it is men, women and children that are forced to live and work as slaves.
Slavery today is not as bad as it was back in the 1800’s, but it is still a problem. For instance, kids in India as young as five years old are kidnapped and forced to work making rugs. In Pakistan there are over 200 million slaves, 7, 500 have been freed since 1995.
Slavery exists today, but it is banned in most countries. It was also make illegal by the 1948 Universal Human Rights Proclamation by the United Nations.
Some things that happen to slaves today are:
1. Women and girls are forced to get married or sold as gifts.
2. People are forced to work under the threat of violence.
There are many organizations that are working to stop slavery. One of these organizations is anti-slavery.org. Visit their site and the others listed below to learn more about slavery today and what you can do to help put an end to it.