Upworthy - Modern-day human slavery takes many forms. Here are 3 of them.
I really hope we can do more to fight this. Its a horrible crime, and it happens just about everywhere. Laura Willard writes about the tragedy of modern day slavery, often refered to as human trafficking.
Modern-day human slavery takes many forms.
What do the terms “human slavery” and “human trafficking” mean to you?
When I think of human trafficking and slavery, the first thing that comes to mind is people being kidnapped and sold into the sex and labor trades. That definitely happens, and it’s absolutely horrible. It needs to stop.
But there are also other forms, where people voluntarily agree to take what’s presented to them as a job. It’s usually an opportunity for a better life and much-needed income. They go willingly — at first. And then once they arrive at their new place of employment, often in another city, state, or country, they quickly learn that they’re not free to leave and either the “job” doesn’t pay or it’s not even the “job” they were promised. Women can end up as involuntary sex workers, for example, when they thought they were taking a job as a housekeeper.
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