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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Hackmann's passion for ending child slavery is a result of his first-hand experiences of the overwhelming sense of injustice to children in Africa.
Clearly, there were direct and indirect consequences to this child slavery, and Robinson documents these in the work.
Children & Society 22:3, Special issue: Child Slavery Worldwide, May 2008, pp 212-22
Andrew Crofts brings the issue of human slavery, most particularly child slavery, to the forefront of our consciousness.
And she has donated all the money to charitable pursuits, the majority to help end child slavery and world hunger.
It comes as a children's rights charity called for 'immediate and decisive action' to combat child slavery.
State Department documented child slavery on Ivory Coast cocoa farms.
The ambivalent history of children's rights in the United States is reviewed with special attention to the unique situation of child slavery and other legal forms of child servitude for the first two hundred years.
Sally Grindley's Spilled Water, a harrowing tale of child slavery in 20th century China took the honours in the 9 to 11 age group while Biscuit Bear, the story of a biscuit's night-time frolics by Mini Grey, one of the rising stars on the picture-book scene, won the under five's category.
M&M/Mars responded half-heartedly to news about child slavery in the West African cocoa fields and refuses to convert a modest 5 percent of its product to Fair Trade cocoa.
The legislation to address child slavery in West Africa that had passed in the House (sponsored by Representative Eliot Engel) was almost certain to pass in the Senate (where it was sponsored by Senator Tom Harkin).
GENEVA -- In a move aimed at stemming child slavery, six West African countries have devised a travel pass to protect children traveling in the region, officials said Saturday.

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