Slavery

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Slavery

The practice in which one person owns another person, or at least that person's labor. In either case, the owner does not compensate the slave for his/her work. Slavery is one of the world's oldest institutions. In the modern world, it is considered one of the most egregious human rights violations. It is illegal in nearly every country, but still exists. In the present, it is strongly associated with sexual trafficking and forced domestic servants.
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According to Kailash Satyarthi, chair of the South Asian Coalition on Child Servitude, 100,000 children worked in India's carpet industry a decade ago, bringing in $100 million in export revenues annually.
On initiating a crusade against bonded labour and child servitude in the manufacturing of rugs, Satyarthi was branded a foreign agent out to destroy the carpet industry.
Craig Kielburger is the founder of Free the Children, a student-driven initiative to end child servitude.

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