Contemporary Slavery

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Contemporary slavery takes many forms: debt bondage, child labor, servile marriage, trafficking in persons and more.

Despite the fact that these practices violate national laws and international protocols, there is evidence that they are widespread.

These pages provide an overview of contemporary slavery and include a discussion of the current debate on trafficking and sex-slavery. From here you can reach web links both to non-governmental organizations working to end slavery and to slavery-related documents and offices of the United Nations.