Editor’s Note-Abolition of slavery/modern forms of slavery

By Amelia Gutierrez

This week our blogs focused on modern slavery around the world. Many might assume that slavery has long gone diminished in the world, but unfortunately it exists till this day. There are many forms of slavery. My blog team focused on slavery forms of sex and labor.

“Swindled Out of Freedom and Into Slavery,” deals with young women overseas coming to the United States for job opportunities, but are instead forced to stay in brothels.

“Craigslist, an Online Sex Slaves Bazaar,” explains the dangers of advertisements online, which in this case led to sex trafficking in the United States.

Women and children in Brazil have experienced sex trafficking and it is still active at this time. the blog titled “Modern Day Sex trafficking of Women and Children in Brazil,” offers more insight.

“South Africa’s Sex Slave Industry,” tells the story of a naïve girl who was sold into slavery working more than 12 hours a day, not seeing any of the money she made.

Other blogs this week deal with workers who are controlled by their superiors who violate their human and labor rights.

“Made in China,” mentions the cruel use of Chinese labor paying a mere 55 cents an hour.

Some countries like Saudi Arabia are overcoming such unlawful labor use of the people. The blog titled “Abuse of Domestic Workers Encourages New Rights Initiative in Saudi Arabia,” tells more.

Those who violated labor laws are punished in due time. In the blog titled “Agricultural Slavery in Immokalee, Florida” two members were sentenced to pass 12 years in prison for enslaving migrants agricultural workers.

Feel free to leave comments on our blogs!!

Published in: on February 3, 2011 at 7:13 am  Leave a Comment  

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