For a World Free from Slavery

It is a shock to many to discover that slavery is not only thriving criminal enterprise, but that it is the third most profitable, bringing in US$ 150 billion per year. To turn a profit, people are controlled and exploited through forced marriages, forced labour, sex slavery, bonded labour, domestic servitude, and as child soldiers. Yet, its extent remains outside of the public consciousness. In Canada, for example, as little as 5% of the population is aware of the continued practice of slavery.

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Brazil’s World Cup Preparations Include Education and Training for Former Slaves

As soccer fans around the world gear up for the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup this summer, most are likely not thinking about slavery. However, unbeknownst to many spectators of the soccer tournament, twenty-five men, who were deemed by the Brazilian government to have been previously subjected to slave labour, contributed to building the Arena Pantatanal, one …

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