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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The Prime Minister has made tackling modern slavery a personal priority since coming into office, denouncing it earlier this week as "barbaric".
The exhibition, in Piccadilly Gardens, featured a series of large, freestanding cubes displaying photos of life in modern slavery - in agriculture, construction, maritime, cannabis farming and food processing, child trafficking for sexual exploitation and forced prostitution.
She had previously taken part in research into sexual violence in this policing area and had gone on to evaluate a trauma advisory project set up to help victims of modern slavery.
Now that the Modern Slavery Act is on the statute book, the Co-op has set the pace on helping victims of slavery to begin to rebuild their lives through work.
Modern slavery does not resemble the 19th century version of whips, chains, and overseers.
Effectively tackling human trafficking and modern slavery requires intelligence led policing.
The charity's director of antitrafficking and modern slavery, Anne Read, admitted the North East figure being higher than most of the country had been a surprise.
What is startling about these new estimates is the sheer scale of the modern slave trade and the fact that we have 40 million people across the world in some form of modern slavery is simply not acceptable," said Fiona David, executive director of global research at the Walk Free Foundation.
The Government believes up to 13,000 people are victims of modern slavery, which PM Theresa May dubbed "the great human rights issue of our time".
MORE than 100 cases of modern slavery were reported across Wales last year, with just under half in relation to labour exploitation.
Blackfords LLP legal expert Rhiannon Evans said the construction sector is "frequently recognised among the most prevalent for worker exploitation" and urged Welsh construc-tion companies to "act immediately" if they fear they are linked to modern slavery via supply chains.
West Midlands police, together with a range of agencies, searched Legs 11, on Broad Street, Birmingham, at 11pm on Friday, following concerns about modern slavery.