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Today Marks The Abolition of Slavery

Today Is Abolition of Slavery Day For Guadeloupe

Guadeloupe is an island in the Caribbean. The Caribbean, in general, struggled to end slavery. It was eventually abolished completely in 1848.

Around 25% of the worlds children are still in slavery. There is about 12.5% of people trapped into prostitution which is not a lifestyle choice for them.

Labour slavery exists too. Sweat shops overseas making cheap clothing and shoes for the western market is one example, but there are reports of slavery for things like farming and brick making.

These slavery statistics come from the U.N. International Labor Organization, Walk Free and the International Organization for Migration (credit to

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