Tuesday, May 31, 2016

There Are 46 Million Slaves Living In The World Today

Reuters: Almost 46 million people trapped in slavery with North Korea, India key offenders: global index

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Almost 46 million people are living as slaves globally with the greatest number in India but the highest prevalence in North Korea, according to the third Global Slavery Index launched on Tuesday with Australian actor Russell Crowe.

The index, by Australia-based human rights group Walk Free Foundation, increased its estimate of people born into servitude, trafficked for sex work, or trapped in debt bondage or forced labor to 45.8 million from 35.8 million in 2014.

Andrew Forrest, founder of Walk Free, said the rise of nearly 30 percent was due to better data collection, although he feared the situation was getting worse with global displacement and migration increasing vulnerability to all forms of slavery.

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WNU Editor: The Global Slavery Index is here.

More News On Global Slavery

More than 45 million men, women and children are living as slaves around the world - up 28% on two years ago -- AFP
Modern Slavery Estimated to Trap 45 Million People Worldwide -- NYT
North Korea, India worst offenders in Global Slavery Index report -- UPI
Report: Nearly 46 Million People Are Living in Slavery Worldwide -- Time
Report: Global slavery skyrocketed in 2015 -- SKY News
The world has over 45 million slaves - including 1.2 million in Europe - finds new study -- Telegraph
Study: Nearly 46 million people in modern slavery -- DW
Over 1 Million Russians Are Modern Slaves — Report -- Moscow Times
There are 6,500 slaves in Canada, nearly 46 million worldwide: charity -- Global News
Report: Mauritania is no longer the world's slavery capital -- CNN
Forced Cotton-Picking Earns Uzbekistan Shameful Spot In ‘Slavery Index’ -- RFE
With the most slaves globally, India improves response to the scourge: study -- Reuters
India has 18 million modern slaves—at least five times more than any other country in the world -- Quartz
Global Slavery Is Still Staggeringly High -- Fortune
Where the World’s Slaves Live -- The Atlantic


RRH said...

Sadly, I don't believe this figure. There are many, many more than 46 mllion and we can expect their numbers to grow.

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Unknown said...

There are about 195 counties in the world.

167 / 195 = 85.6%

The other counties would be postage stamp countries like Andorra, Lichtenstein, Vatican (?) and pacific island or Caribbean countries.

That is population-wise they are unimportant (not that slavery is un-important).

Statistically this hits 100% of the countries. If these countries were a little larger or more time was spent I have no doubt that we would hit 100%.

TWN said...

This number does not include debt slavery if it did the number would be much higher.