Millions of people are exploited and enslaved in the world today, forced to work without any pay, beaten, abused… there are more people in slavery today than at any other time in human history.
Poverty makes slave “supply” today cheaper than ever before. If slaves get sick, injured, outlive their usefulness, or become troublesome, they are dumped or killed. New slavery is directly connected to the global economy. As in the past, most slaves are forced to work in agriculture, mining, textile industry, prostitution… From these sectors, their exploited labor flows into the global economy, and into our lives.
"Attention needs to be paid to the deeper causes of the increased "demand" which fuels the market for human slavery and tolerates the human cost which results." John Paul II