Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Modern slavery affects more than 35 million people, report finds, World News, The Gaurdian

Modern slavery affects more than 35 million people, report finds

Five countries including India, China and Russia account for 61% of all slavery, says Australia-based Walk Free Foundation
, economics editor 
The Guardian,





The total number of people enslaved by region
The total number of people enslaved by region, see full image here. Photograph: Walk Free Foundation
More than 35 million people around the world are trapped in a modern form of slavery, according to a report highlighting the prevalence of forced labour, human trafficking, forced marriages, debt bondage and commerical sexual exploitation.
The Walk Free Foundation (WFF), an Australia-based NGO that publishes the annual global slavery index, said that as a result of better data and improved methodology it had increased its estimate 23% in the past year.
Five countries accounted for 61% of slavery, although it was found in all 167 countries covered by the report, including the UK.
India was top of the list with about 14.29 million enslaved people, followed by China with 3.24 million, Pakistan 2.06 million, Uzbekistan 1.2 million, and Russia 1.05 million.
Mauritania had the highest proportion of its population in modern slavery, at 4%, followed by Uzbekistan with 3.97%, Haiti 2.3%, Qatar 1.36% and India 1.14%.
Andrew Forrest, the chairman and founder of WFF – which is campaigning for the end of slavery within a generation – said: “There is an assumption that slavery is an issue from a bygone era. Or that it only exists in countries ravaged by war and poverty.....

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Millions in modern-day slavery, half in India: Survey - The Hindu

And we thought that every one is free in the country?
 
Almost 30 million people around the world live as slaves and nearly half of them are in India, a global index on modern slavery released on Thursday said.
The Global Slavery Index 2013 said India had 14 million people living in conditions of slavery, the highest number worldwide. West Africa’s Mauritania had the highest prevalence, with 4.2 per cent of its population enslaved, the report said.
The study by the Walk Free Foundation, an Australia-based rights group, estimates 29.8 million slaves worldwide, using a definition of slavery that includes debt bondage, forced marriage and human trafficking.
The study could help governments assess and eradicate slavery, which is a “hidden and diverse” crime, Walk Free said..........

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Realizations Each Day: Paper Plane

Realizations Each Day: Paper Plane: My time has stopped, waiting for you My life is lost, searching for you My rhyme is broken, like our hearts My strife is ending, w...

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Black Seed - 'The Remedy For Everything But Death'

Still unclear whether shahjeera and kalijeera are one and the same? If anyone can enlighten me on this, you are most welcome.


Written By:
Sayer Ji, Founder
Black Seed - 'The Remedy For Everything But Death'
This humble, but immensely powerful seed, kills MRSA, heals the chemical weapon poisoned body, stimulates regeneration of the dying beta cells within the diabetic's pancreas, and yet too few even know it exists.
The seeds of the annual flowering plant, Nigella Sativa, have been prized for their healing properties since time immemorial.  While frequently referred to among English-speaking cultures as Roman coriander, black sesame, black cumin, black caraway and onion seed, it is known....Read the full article here:
Black Seed - 'The Remedy For Everything But Death'