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Haiti ranked number two on modern day slavery list
2013-10-17 15:39:14 | (0 Comments)
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC):
Police push back a supporter of Haiti's former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide protesting President Michel Martelly's government, mainly about the higher cost of living in downtown of Port-au-Prince, Haiti today. – AP
Haiti has been listed as the second country, globally, engaged in modern day slavery by the Australian-based Walk Free Foundation.
The Global Slavery Index 2013 is defined by the Walk Free Foundation as the “possession or control of a person negating their freedom and exploiting them for sex or as a commodity”.
It ranked 162 countries by estimating the number of people in each nation affected by a range of practices including forced and bonded labor, human trafficking, forced marriages, and the use of children in the military.
According to the report, India has the highest number overall, with at 13.96 million people estimated to be living in slavery, almost half the global total.
Apart from Haiti, the other Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries listed on the global index on modern slavery are Suriname at 68 and Guyana 77th.
The Index includes servitude, forced marriage and the kidnap of children to participate in conflict.
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