Written by the world’s leading experts and campaigners, Modern Slavery blends original research with shocking first-hand accounts from slaves themselves around the world to reveal the truth behind one of the worst humanitarian crises facing us today.
Only a handful of slaves are reached and freed each year, but the authors offer hope for the future with a global blueprint that proposes to end slavery in our lifetime.
Table of Contents
1 Perpetual chains: slavery throughout history and today 1
2 By yet another name: definitions and forms of modern slavery 26
3 A money-making system: modern slavery and the global economy 47
4 Their own sufferings: modern slavery for women and girls 65
5 Of one blood: racial, ethnic, and religious aspects of modern slavery 91
6 Subjugated soldiers, terrorized terrain: armed conflict and environmental destruction as factors in modern slavery 107
7 The suffering of multitudes: modern slavery's health risks and consequences 124
8 To effect its abolition: ending slavery in our lifetimes 145
Further reading 189
Appendix A timeline 194
Appendix B anti-slavery legislation 199
Appendix C anti-slavery organizations 212