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Slavery by the Numbers.
When you think about slavery, if you think about slavery, you probably associate it with the sex trade. And for good reason. 8 of 10 human trafficking cases worldwide involve the sex industry in one way or another. The others involve labor trafficking, people being made to work in sub-human conditions in factories and farms and shadow businesses worldwide.

The Definition of Slavery.

Slavery occurs when one person completely controls another person, using violence or the threat of violence to maintain that control, exploits them economically, pays them nothing and they cannot walk away.

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Types of Slavery

Bonded Labor.

Bonded labor is one of the most widely used methods of slavery. A person becomes a bonded laborer when their labor is as a means of payment for a loan.

Extreme cases of bonded laborers have been recorded in Pakistan where labourers where found chained together and under armed guard.

Bonded laborers can include whole families such as is the case in India and Nepal, migrant agricultural workers in Brazil or women 'exported' to Europe as domestic workers or into sexual slavery.

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Forced Labor.

Forced labor is any work or services which people are forced to do, against their will under the threat of some form punishment.

Force slave labor is most frequently found in labor intensive, under-regulated industries such as agriculture, fishing, domestic work, construction, mining, quarrying, manufacturing, prostitution and sexual exploitation.

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There is a high incidence of forced labor used in about 29 countries to produce 50 products consumed or used on a daily basis, including garments, shoes, toys as wells as bricks, cotton, cocoa and carpets.

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Human Trafficking.

Trafficking involves transporting people away from the communities in which they live and forcing them to work against their will using violence, deception or coercion.

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Human trafficking is tied with the illegal arms industry as the second largest international criminal industry in the world and it is the fastest growing.

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The majority of trafficking victims are between 18 and 24 years of age.

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