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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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A Modern Slavery Helpline is also available on 0800 012 1700.
Victims of modern slavery tend to be controlled and hidden away or may not come forward due to feelings of fear and shame," the report said.
The report also showed that modern slavery contributed to the production of at least 12 goods from 58 countries.
The Walk Free Foundation defines modern slavery as the deprivation of individual liberty for the purpose of exploitation.
North Yorkshire Police, along with the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, supported the day to raise the issue of modern slavery which includes the trafficking and exploitation of people.
The Tory MP said: "We now know modern slavery can take many different forms.
Det Chief Insp Ally Wright from Warwickshire Police said: "Prostitution of this type is a sophisticated and organised crime and there could be a number of vulnerable victims, many of whom may have been trafficked into the UK illegally and made to work in the brothels to pay off their debt to the traffickers - amounting to modern slavery.
I hope that the threat of Boko Haram re-opens the modern slavery topic in the international media.
It] will also carry out a program of coordinated action and activity with international organizations, governments and national authorities, civil society organizations and NGOs, as well as people of good will around the world, to eradicate modern slavery and human trafficking.
Asian LiteThe Global Slavery Index 2013, compiled by non-profit Walk Free Foundation, presents quite a dismal picture about a reality in India: Modern slavery.
But modern slavery isn't limited to developing countries or even countries with corrupt governments.
Home Secretary Theresa May has promised a crackdown on modern slavery in Britain in the wake of the discovery of (http://www.