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 England, Pope Gregory's letter merely stated that domestic slavery was a permissible, if not commendable, social arrangement.
Yet John England, Bishop of Charleston, in 1840 wrote to the American Government that "no pope had ever condemned domestic slavery as it had existed in the United States" (emphasis added).
He wrote about the oppression within families: "The modern individual family is founded on the open or concealed domestic slavery of the wife, and modern society is a mass composed of these individual families as molecules.
Girija, an "ideal" housewife with grown-up children, leaves home to spend a few days in Haridwar, for she badly wants a change from her unappreciative husband, her vulturelike mother-in-law, and genteel domestic slavery.
Amnesty International reports that the Sudanese government not only assassinates and tortures its "enemies," but that paramilitary forces have kidnapped scores of children, who are believed to be held in domestic slavery by their abductors or taken to camps in remote rural areas, where they are trained for military service.
b) Gives facilities for the organization of communal services: liberation from domestic slavery, of great importance for women.
In 1997, she carried out reports into the domestic slavery of women in France and into the exploitation of illegal Chinese immigrants in Paris.
By partnering with Girl Rising, The Pretty Powerful Campaign for Women & Girls aims to embrace its goals of raising awareness for the importance of girls' education in an effort to remove barriers to girls' education such as early and forced marriage, domestic slavery, sex trafficking, gender violence and discrimination, lack of access to healthcare, and school fees - means not only a better life for girls, but a safer, healthier, and more prosperous world for all.
It's claimed that thousands are kidnapped and forced into domestic slavery.
bonded labour, domestic slavery, forced prostitution, trafficking in women and
I met children sold by their families into domestic slavery, who are abused and worked around the clock," she added.