•   
  •   

World More than 40m people worldwide living as modern slaves

19:40  04 august  2018
19:40  04 august  2018 Source:   msn.com

The world’s oldest man just turned 113. His secret? Eating candy.

  The world’s oldest man just turned 113. His secret? Eating candy. He joins a long line of Japanese men and women who have world records for longevity.One-hundred-and-thirteen years later, Nonaka is now the oldest man alive, according to Guinness World Records. And on Wednesday, he’ll celebrate his 113th birthday.

Contemporary slavery , also known as modern slavery , refers to the This is sometimes lower than the wage-cost of free laborers, as free workers earn more than sustenance; in these cases, slaves have a positive price. ^ 70 million people living as slaves , latest global index reveals, The Guardian.

A shocking recent report has found that more than 40 million people worldwide are living in some form as modern slaves , including 400,000 in the US. The report by human rights group Walk Free Foundation concluded that roughly one in 800 Americans work under conditions amounting to forced

a man riding a skateboard up the side of a building© Provided by MediaWorks NZ Limited

A shocking recent report has found that more than 40 million people worldwide are living in some form as modern slaves, including 400,000 in the US.

Looking to buy?
How To Get A Home Loan With 5% Deposit
Find out more on Finder
Sponsored by Finder.com.au

The report by human rights group Walk Free Foundation concluded that roughly one in 800 Americans work under conditions amountingto forced labour, reports CBS News.

Modern slavery, according to United Nations standards, refers to any situation where an individual is unable to leave, which can include everything from sex work, to forced marriage, to workplaces where workers are not granted their basic employee rights.

Teen Archaeologist Finds a Tooth That's More Than 500,000 Years Old

  Teen Archaeologist Finds a Tooth That's More Than 500,000 Years Old It belonged to a human sub-species.Phys.org reports that the rare discovery was made by a 16-year-old volunteer archaeologist during a dig inside a cave near Tautavel, a French commune in the Pyrenees near the Spanish border. Scientists say the tooth—a worn lower incisor—likely belonged to a member of the Homo heidelbergensis species, which lived about 700,000 to 200,000 years ago.

Forced marriage is included for first time in worldwide statistics that show ‘money and debt’ to be at the heart of the exploitation.

Modern slavery can affect people of any age, gender or race. However, most commonly, slavery affects people and communities who are vulnerable to being taken advantage of. It can be someone living in poverty and having no real prospects for a decent job, who will accept a good sounding offer

Most modern slaves are those subjected to forced conditions in Asia, according to the organisation's Global Slavery Index, with one in 10 people living in such a manner in North Korea.

Human rights researcher Davina Durgana told CBS News many North Korean modern slaves were political dissidents sentenced to hard labour.

While the US may have a large number of modern slaves, it is also one of the leading countries in tackling the issue, only behind the Netherlands in implementing effective policies to deal with the issue.

Ms Durgana says consumers should consider how products they buy are sourced, especially when buying cocoa, fish, clothing and electronics, which are often made through forced labour.


Australians struggling with living costs .
Australian Council of Trade Unions-commissioned polling has shown people aren't getting pay rises or if they are, the increase doesn't cover living costs.A ReachTEL survey commissioned by the Australian Council of Trade Unions found about 48 per cent of people had not received a pay increase in the past 12 months.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!