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Almost 36 million people are living as slaves across the globe with an index on Monday listing Mauritania, Uzbekistan, Haiti, Qatar and India as the nations where modern-day slavery is most prevalent.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (defend.ht) - The United States says it considers Haiti a country that does "not fully comply" with minimum standards in its Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) but is making significant efforts to bring itself into compliance with those standards.
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Slavery beyond the sex trade

Thursday, 29 November 2012 15:21

LONDON (TrustLaw) - In Haiti, it's the little girl who is kept home from school and forced to clean her sister's house or else be beaten with electric cables.

Thousands of miles away in India, it's the shy, young woman left at the mercy of an agent who finds her a job as a maid but takes her earnings.

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DAJABÓN, Dominican Republic – Dominican military officials and United Nations agencies are teaming to secure the porous Dominican-Haiti border, where human trafficking has proliferated.

The Dominican Minister of Armed Forces in September signed an agreement with the United Nations’ Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations’ High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to bolster protection at the border with an eye toward protecting trafficking victims.

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BOGOTA (AlertNet) - When authorities from the Dominican Republic raided several houses in a poor residential neighbourhood last year in the capital city Santo Domingo, they found 44 children crammed in rooms, some sitting on the floor, others huddled under beds, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

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Thirty-three Haiti children are at the heart of a child trafficking scandal involving 10 Americans with religious ties. The Haiti Voodoo Priests Association now speaks out about Haiti's children and proselytizing. Who's listening?

HaitiChildren Caught Up in Alleged Child Trafficking by American Baptists

Reuters reports that 10 Americans are currently in custody over child-trafficking allegations.

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India Tops List in World Slavery Report

Friday, 25 October 2013 21:00

The Global Slavery Index for 2013 has made the shocking revelation that India with a colossal 14 million slaves tops the list of the 162 countries surveyed by the Global Slavery Index,while the UK which is also in the forefront of a vicious campaign of vilification against Sri Lanka has been charged with alarming systematic failures.

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Mauritania, Haiti top new global slavery index

Wednesday, 16 October 2013 21:04

LONDON (AP) - Mauritania, Haiti and Pakistan rank among the countries with the highest prevalence of modern slavery, according to a new global index released Thursday by an anti-slavery charity.

The "Global Slavery Index" report by the Walk Free Foundation ranked 162 countries by estimating the number of people in each nation affected by a range of practices including forced and bonded labor, human trafficking, forced marriages, and the use of children in the military.

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