Posts Tagged: modern-day slavery

Top Countries for Modern-Day Slavery
December 18, 2017

Top Countries for Modern-Day Slavery

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.0.75″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.75″ background_layout=”light” border_style=”solid”] December 18, 2017 Modern-day slavery is pervasive. Though estimates differ – the Global …

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Libyan Slave Markets: A Symptom of a Global Crisis
December 4, 2017

Libyan Slave Markets: A Symptom of a Global Crisis

Video showing men auctioned in Libyan slave markets, released by CNN in November 2017, has shocked the world and exposed …

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Action Required: Recommendations for Stakeholders Against Labor Exploitation in Private Prisons
November 20, 2017

Action Required: Recommendations for Stakeholders Against Labor Exploitation in Private Prisons

Human Trafficking Search recently published a study which examines the use of labor in private prisons, finding that private prisons are not required to pay inmates a fair wage for the work they do, despite being able to make a profit. This is the third in a blog series to summarize the research.

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Comparing Compensation: What Inmates in Private Prisons Would Otherwise Get Paid
November 13, 2017

Comparing Compensation: What Inmates in Private Prisons Would Otherwise Get Paid

Human Trafficking Search recently published a study which examines the use of labor in private prisons, finding that private prisons are not required to pay inmates a fair wage for the work they do, despite being able to make a profit. This is the second in a blog series to summarize the research.

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Labor Exploitation in Private Prisons: A Blog Series
November 6, 2017

Labor Exploitation in Private Prisons: A Blog Series

Human Trafficking Search recently published a study which examines the use of labor in private prisons, finding that private prisons are not required to pay inmates a fair wage for the work they do, despite being able to make a profit. This is the first in a blog series to summarize the research.

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July 11, 2017

2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Human Trafficking

Global leaders convened at a United Nations summit in September, 2015 and adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The SDGs focus on people, the planet, prosperity, peace, and partnership. With these new goals, member states that were present at the summit are expected to establish a national framework to end poverty and fight inequality. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development will help combat human trafficking through goals 5, 8, and 16.

June 27, 2017

‘Modern-Day Slavery’: Many Southern States Have Prison Inmates Working in Governor’s Mansions and Capitol Buildings

When activist Sam Sinyangwe was awaiting a meeting with the governor’s office at the Louisiana state capitol building in Baton Rouge, he noticed something odd. A black man in a dark-blue jumpsuit was printing papers while a correctional guard—with a badge and gun—stood watching over him. The pair stood out against the white, middle-aged legislators populating the building.