21st Century Shackles: Modern Day Slavery

Around the world there are currently millions of people being held in captivity, being forced to work against their will, living in horrible conditions, and being denied the most basic of human rights. Freedom. They are today’s men and women, and children.

The existence of modern day slavery is something that many people may not know a lot about, or nothing at all. That includes us. For this reason, this episode delves into the plague of modern slavery: the many forms it can take and the forces driving it. We give some concrete examples showing just how close to home it can actually be. Finally, we give you some tips on how you can help to fight it.

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Responsible purchasing: 
http://www.thegoodtrade.com/features/fair-trade-clothing
http://www.endslaverynow.org/act/buy-slave-free

Episode sources: 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/ethics/slavery/modern/persistence.shtml
http://www.bbc.co.uk/ethics/slavery/modern/modern_1.shtml
http://edition.cnn.com/specials/world/freedom-project
https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/series/modern-day-slavery-in-focus
https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2016/nov/21/malaysia-forced-labour-casts-dark-shadow-over-electronics-industry
https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/series/modern-day-slavery-in-focus+world/qatar
http://www.ilo.org/global/topics/forced-labour/lang–en/index.htm

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