Dec. 18th is UN International Migrants Day. Learn about how migrants are vulnerable to modern day enslavement.
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Modern day enslavement affects approximately 40 million people worldwide. Migrants are particularly at risk. They often incur very high debts in order to fund their journeys and no not have the proper paperwork upon arrival in a new country.
As a result, many migrants end up working for little to no pay growing and picking crops, sewing clothing, or manufacturing laptops. Some fall prey to sex traffickers. The detention centers themselves are also often sites of forced labor.
Take a few moments on International Migrants Day to educate yourself about the intersection between migration and modern day enslavement. For example, click the button above for the UN's declaration in honor of International Migrants Day. Read this article for the perspectives of anti-trafficking activists. For more educational resources on modern day enslavement, click here.
Forms of Abolition:
Forms of Slavery:
Sex Trafficking, Forced Labor, Bonded Labor
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