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IN THIS SECTION: Countries Mentioned Worst Countries - List - Slavery China Mexico Uganda Human Trafficking-Brief See also China’s Police State Human Trafficking COUNTRIES MENTIONED Afghanistan Burundi Cambodia China Central African Public Eritrea Haiti India Iran Mauritania Mexico Napal Pakistan South Sudan Uganda WORST - LIST SLAVERY According to the report, the countries with the highest ratios of modern slavery are as follows: Pro Pakistani dot pk 2019 Pakistan Ranked Among the 10 Worst Countries for Modern Slavery by Sajawal Rehman https //propakistani pk/2018/07/20/pakistan-ranked-among-the-10-worst-countries-for-modern- slavery/#:~:text=According%20to%20the%20report,%20the%20countries%20with%20the,South%20Sudan%2 08%20Pakistan%209%20Cambodia%2010%20Iran Excerpt: North Korea Eritrea Burundi the Central African Republic Afghanistan Mauritania South Sudan Pakistan Cambodia Iran https //propakistani pk/2018/07/20/pakistan-ranked-among-the-10-worst-countries-for-modern- slavery/#:~:text=According%20to%20the%20report,%20the%20countries%20with%20the,South%20Sudan%2 08%20Pakistan%209%20Cambodia%2010%20Iran Mic dot com 2014/02/20 The World's Worst Countries for Modern Day Slavery. By Leeor Bronis https //www mic com/articles/82347/the-world-s-worst-countries-for-modern-day-slavery Excerpt: Some become de facto slaves by borrowing money from wealthy benefactors only to end up working for years for free to pay it back while their debt collects interest. Others, mostly young women, unknowingly enter into slavery by answering a call for a job as a home or child care worker and are taken captive, forced to work against their will and without pay. According to Walk Free, an organization started by Bill Gates and Hillary Clinton to combat the issue, modern slavery is profitable. It generates at least $32 billion every year, with some goods made by children as young as 5 years old. And it happens here at home: Between 14,500 and 17,500 people are trafficked into the United States every year, according to the U.S. Department of State. While Walk Free states that slavery occurs in every country around the world, here are some countries where the problem is prominent and widespread: 1. Mauritania 2. Haiti 3. Pakistan 4. India 5. Nepal 6. Moldova 7. Benin https //www mic com/articles/82347/the-world-s-worst-countries-for-modern-day-slavery CHINA New York Post 2020/08/28 China’s 260 concentration camps are proof of pure evil. By NY Post staff https //nypost com/2020/08/28/chinas-260-concentration-camps-are-proof-of-pure-evil/ Excerpt: It turns out the Chinese Communist Party is bent on permanently locking up much of the Uighur Muslim population of the far-west region of Xinjiang: Satellite images show that Beijing has secretly built 260 high- security concentration camps to hold them. Many, perhaps all, include a factory in the camp so the prisoners can be forced to labor for the state, as well. The world has known for years that China is detaining roughly 1 million ethnic Uighurs and other Turkic minorities. But now BuzzFeed News has used satellite analysis to uncover the full apparatus of eternal repression. Beijing insists most of the detainees are already free, but this reporting shows they’ve simply been moved from initial holding facilities in schools and other public buildings to the new prisons — where the torture, forced birth control and brainwashing sessions will continue. BuzzFeed’s analysts spotted at least one detention center in every county in Xinjiang, built as fast as under six months. (Ninety-two of the 260 sites have been clearly confirmed as detention centers; 176 facilities have been identified only by satellite imagery.) China reportedly secretly built hundreds of prison camps to hold minority Muslims “People are living in horror in these ­places,” said Zhenishan Berdibek, 49, who was held in a camp for much of 2018. “Some of the younger people were not as tolerant as us — they cried and screamed and shouted.” “I lost my hope,” Berdibek told BuzzFeed. “I wanted to die inside the camp.” Beijing has claimed that the Uighurs represent an Islamic terrorist threat, but the ugly reality is the CCP under President Xi Jinping is bent on crushing any possible resistance or dissent, religious or secular — and laughs at the idea of human rights. This regime has turned utterly monstrous, and the civilized world needs to recognize its evil. https //nypost com/2020/08/28/chinas-260-concentration-camps-are-proof-of-pure-evil/ UGANDA Gvnet Human Trafficking & Modern-day Slavery http //www gvnet com/humantrafficking/Uganda htm Excerpt: Uganda is a source and destination country for men, women, and children trafficked for the purposes of forced labor and sexual exploitation. Ugandan children are trafficked within the country for forced labor in the fishing, agricultural, and domestic service sectors, as well as for commercial sexual exploitation; they are also trafficked to other East African and European countries for the same purposes. Karamojong women and children are sold as slaves in cattle markets or by intermediaries and are subsequently forced into domestic servitude, sexual exploitation, cattle herding, and begging. Human trafficking of Ugandan children for the forcible removal of body parts reportedly is widespread; so-called witchdoctors seek various body parts of live victims for traditional medical concoctions commonly purchased to heal illness, foster economic advancement, or hurt enemies. - U.S. State Dept Trafficking in Persons Report, June, 2009 Check out the more recent 2020 country report here and possibly a later, full TIP Report here http /www gvnet com/humantrafficking/Uganda htm Wash Park Prophet [Note: there is an anti-American bias, use the Uganda slave information as applicable] https //washparkprophet blogspot com/2019/12/there-is-active-modern-slave-trade-from html MEXICO, HAITI The Globalist 2015/02/15 10 Facts on Modern Slavery in Mexico and Haiti: One large country and one small country both struggle with modern slavery. www.theglobalist.com/10-facts-on-modern-slavery-in-mexico- and-haiti/ www theglobalist com/10-facts-on-modern-slavery-in-mexico-and-haiti/ Excerpt: In the Americas, Mexico has a larger population of victims of modern slavery than any other nation in that region. This figure is according to the Walk Free Foundation’s 2014 Global Slavery Index, which defines modern slavery as any...Mexico’s victims mostly come from other, poorer nations in Central and South... 1.In the Americas, Mexico has a larger population of victims of modern slavery than any other nation in that region. 2.This figure is according to the Walk Free Foundation’s 2014 Global Slavery Index, which defines modern slavery as any practice that traps people in modern servitude, including human trafficking and forced labor. 3.Mexico’s victims mostly come from other, poorer nations in Central and South America. 4.As much as 70% of the incidence of modern slavery in Mexico is related to criminal cartels that often operate with the complicity of local law enforcement. 5.These groups frequently kidnap women and girls and force them to work as prostitutes or as domes www theglobalist com/10-facts-on-modern-slavery-in-mexico-and-haiti/ A few notes on Human Trafficking - See More on Human Trafficking Business Insider 2019/07/25 20 staggering facts about human trafficking in the US James Pasley Jul 25, 2019, 8:48 AM https://www.businessinsider.com/human-trafficking-in-the-us-facts-statistics-2019-7 Excerpt: Human trafficking, or modern day slavery, is murky territory. It wasn't made illegal in the US until 2000. Today, hundreds of thousands of human trafficking victims are thought to be working in exploitative conditions in the US. https //www businessinsider com/human-trafficking-in-the-us-facts-statistics-2019-7 Ohio State University 2018 https //u osu edu/osuhtblog/2018/03/06/human-trafficking-in-the-us-misconceptions-vs-reality/ Human Trafficking in the US: Misconceptions vs. Reality March62018 [Note from PF: Article might be biased for the minority position; although it is likely statistically true more non-whites than whites are victims of trafficking, watch the tone in the article; although perhaps subtle to some, it indicates a certain bias. The truth is anyone can be a victim of human trafficking and whether one group gets it more than another does not lessen the pain or seriousness of each individual experience] Excerpt: Human trafficking in the United States has a racialized and classed history. Concerns about trafficking began with anti-slavery and anti-prostitution movements in the 1800s, and moved into a “white slavery” panic, the fear for middle-class white women’s innocence and place in society. It is easy to see these fears manifested in discourses surrounding human trafficking today. Movies that center around human trafficking many times show “innocent girl-children exploited by treacherous, unscrupulous pimps and criminals,” (Szorenyi et al, 2014) with a racialization of the perpetrators. Human trafficking and sex trafficking have come to be synonymous, when in actuality there are many forms of trafficking besides sex trafficking. The representation of trafficking victims in our media leads to a misunderstanding of who is at risk, which makes it harder to understand what victims actually need and what could prevent them from becoming victims of trafficking. The media shows a clear image of who a victim of sex trafficking might be, but many times this is not who it actually is. Instead of a white girl from a wealthy or middle class home, as we are lead to believe through media, it is more likely a runaway, girl of color, and/or someone who has been in the foster care system. The Media and Trafficking Misconceptions Human trafficking has become sensationalized in many films and TV shows, and can show American anxieties that are based in historical narratives. Media will often show a stereotyped trafficked innocent woman who is in need of rescue by a man. They are always individually based and don’t seem to suggest that trafficking is a system that relies on power structures of gender, race, and class. There is often an underlying theme that emphasizes the control of women’s sexuality and the need to increase border security (Szorenyi et al, 2014). Many Americans will recognize the film Taken as a movie about human trafficking, however; there are many parts to it that are problematic. In the film, a wealthy, white, 17 year old girl travels to Paris. Within minutes of arriving in the airport she is kidnapped by East-European traffickers, d rugged, sold, and finally rescued by her ex-CIA dad. Taken is troublesome in its portrayal of trafficking victims, as it where it takes place. Trafficking victims are not usually white girls or women from upper-class homes, and traveling abroad does not necessarily mean you will be trafficked. The movie leads us to believe that trafficking happens outside of the United States, but in reality it certainly does happen here. Taken, however; gives viewers an othering mentality, as the crimes are being committed abroad by foreigners who are attacking American values. Certain populations are more vulnerable to become victims of trafficking,but sex trafficking discourse many times centers around non-Black women and girls. Advocacy campaigns will many times use white girls or women, which results in a sense of urgency for white audiences. It creates a panic and feeling that this crime is happening here to people who look like Updates: 2021/02/27 page started modern slavery