MODERN SLAVERY: a need for recognition

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Slavery is an institution or social practice of owning human being as property, especially for use as forced laborer.

The  definition of slavery is the way people are enslaved in the olden days but in the present day despite the UN that bans slavery, there is still a method by which people are forced to do some activities against their will this is called modern slavery.


There are several ways in which modern slavery can be identified so that an person does not fall victim.

The points below indicates the ways an individual are being enslaved in this modern era


  1. BONDED LABOR: this is one of the various ways in which people are used, bonded labor is a person’s pledge of labor or services as security for the repayment for a debt or other obligation. It is the least known method of modern slavery. Bonded labor or debt labor occurs when a person is forced to work to pay off a debt. They are brainwashed into working for a little or no pay, with no control over their debt.
  2. FORCED LABOR: forced labor is another way of en slavery in this age. It occurs when people are forced to do things against their will, under threat of punishment. It is also called slave labor, labor performed involuntarily and under duress usually by a threat of penalty if they do otherwise.
  3. HUMAN TRAFFICKING: human trafficking is a modern slavery in which people engage in and this the action or practice of illegally transporting people from one country or area to another, typically for the purpose of forced labor as mentioned earlier or commercial several exploitation which is against the human right.

The three mentioned ways are the new ways people are used against their will and it is against human rights and ethics.

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