Understanding Global Issues

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Slavery: Blight on the 21st Century

Slavery has been around since ancient times. While its traditional forms are now less common, modern slavery is alive and well in the form of coerced labour, debt bondage and sex trafficking. What are the facts of this deplorable trade, why is it so hard to eradicate, and is the international community doing enough to improve the lot of its victims?

Published: August 2004 ISBN: 0850487676

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