Brazil Ranks 94th in Global Modern Slavery Rankings, Study Finds

Posted on October 17, 2013 • Filed under: Brazil, Labor Issues, Social Issues

On October 16, 2013, Estado de São Paulo reported that Brazil ranked 94th in an inaugural study of modern slavery indicators according to the Walk Free Foundation, a global human rights organization.  The study used numbers such as rates of forced marriage, human trafficking and slave labor as indicators.  A majority of Brazilian cases come from the rural and poor regions of the country, as well as areas where immigrant and servant labor is common.  The report cites that one huge step for Brazil to lower its prevalence of modern slavery is for more prominent businesses to sign the National Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor, which would grant them access to resources to help target the practice.  Read Article

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