17 October 2013

Walk Free Foundation – Global Slavery Index 2013

A great resource and dataset for case studies and comparative analyses on a variety of topics related to the study of human rights: slavery, human trafficking, the rights of women and girls, and more. You should read (either) the executive summary as well as the full report; you can even download the complete dataset here.

The findings are compelling; nearly 30 million individuals around the world live in some form of slavery (including, but not limited to financial bondage, a victim of human trafficking, and forced marriage). Over half of those enslaved exists in two countries; India (nearly 14 million) and China (nearly 3 million). Those of you looking for an HL extension task topic and are interested in human rights would be well served to thoroughly explore this work.