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Trip: The hidden slavery of the 21st century

Written by matthewhow show matthewhow profile

Monday February 24 2020 12:48:53 PM

Date: from Feb 24, 2020 to Feb 24, 2020

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The hidden slavery of the 21st century

The majority of people believe that in the United States, slavery was abolished all the way back in 1865, which is what students often mention in a sample history essay. Unfortunately, that is not exactly the truth, and the issue of slavery is still present in the 21st century. Depending on various definitions of modern-day slavery, it is possible that up to 46 million people are enslaved now. Although we know how shocking and unsettling such information may seem, we also believe that it is important to educate the society of such a critical issue and support organizations protecting human rights and moral principles.

 

Why does slavery still exist?

If you ever had to write history essay examples at school, you probably know that in the United States, slavery was abolished in 1865. However, since slavery still exists against international law and agreements regarding the protection of human rights, it is worth to analyze the reasons for modern-day slavery. Human trafficking and slavery are very different now from how they existed in the past, and slave owners use free labor with the purpose of financial gains. If you ever check out a factual essay on slavery, you will know that even the general treatment of enslaved individuals is worse now than 200 years ago.

 

Prison labor

In many countries, the system of prison labor is seemingly similar to that of slavery. Although you can first of all think of North Korea and China with the labor prisons present in the countries, you should also remember that in the United States, “slavery and involuntary servitude” are allowed if used as a punishment for a crime. By providing cheap labor in prisons, modern-day slaves in the US save the country around $100 every year.

 

Child labor

In some developing countries around the world, child labor is often used in various ways. From sourcing minerals to serve as child soldiers, minors make up approximately a quarter of all modern-day slaves. It should also be noted that in many cases, child slaves are abused sexually. Because of this, it is critical to establish and support initiatives aimed at abolishing child labor worldwide as well as assisting the victims afterward.

 

Forced marriage

In certain cultures around the world, forced marriage is still accepted nowadays regardless of the fact that it contradicts human rights. In many countries, social initiatives and non-governmental organizations have been established to oppose the forced marriage. One of the most critical issues related to this specific type of modern-day slavery is that it often concerns minors as young as 8 years old.

 

Human trafficking

One of the issues closely related to slavery is human trafficking, which is why the two will probably be mentioned simultaneously in all essay examples and factual articles on the topic. According to the United Nations, approximately half of human trafficking victims are minors. Nowadays, with the availability of online resources that offer the perpetrators to access the data of many individuals, many organizations have also emerged to oppose human trafficking worldwide. At the same time, considering the criticality if child labor and forced marriage in various countries around the world, we are to develop a solution to the issue.

 

In the modern world, slavery is not about personal superiority but about financial profit. Now that you know for sure that the issue did not disappear in the 19th century, you can educate yourself and those around you about modern-day slavery and support the human rights organizations around the world. Ignorance is bliss, but won’t do any good to our future as a society.

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