Modern slavery must be abolished

By Ansh Bahri - Daily Trojan
November 4, 2013

On Oct. 17, CNN reported that nearly 30 million people around the world are currently living as slaves. The Global Slavery Index, published by the Australia-based Walk Free Foundation, ranked 162 countries based on three factors that include estimated prevalence of modern slavery, a measure of child marriage and a measure of human trafficking in and out of a country. Though it would be comforting to think that slavery is a relic of history, it remains a scar on humanity on every continent to this day. Recognizing its prevalence is imperative for the advancement of global society.

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