Slavery: A 21st Century Evil

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Hundreds of years after it was legally abolished, why does slavery persist? From impoverished and often illiterate Thai farmers to women forced into prostitution; from men tricked into servitude in Brazil’s brutal charcoal industry to entire families trapped as bonded labourers in Pakistan’s feudal brick kilns – Al Jazeera investigates the flourishing modern slave trade, asking why millions of people are are enslaved today.

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This new se­ries gives a voice to mod­ern-day slaves, goes in search of the slave mas­ters and asks why slav­ery per­sists.

Published On 10 Oct 2011
slavery: a 21st century evil