10 Shocking Facts About Global Slavery in 2008

http://matador.org/10-shocking-facts-about-global-slavery-in-2008/

"2008 witnesses the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade in America. Amidst the celebrations, what many people fail to realize is that slavery persists today in the modern world on an enormous scale.

In spite of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the UN in 1948 stating that “slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms,” the figures accompanying the modern slave trade seem inconceivable in a global society that prides itself upon its modern-day values and emphasis on human rights."

http://matador.org/10-shocking-facts-about-global-slavery-in-2008/

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