Centuries after slavery was outlawed, 29.8 million people globally continue to be subjected to new and diverse forms of servitude, new index shows

by IRIN News

A young boy works as a laborer near Kathmandu. Photo: David Longstreath/IRIN

More than two centuries after slavery was outlawed, 29.8 million people globally continue to be subjected to new and diverse forms of servitude, a new index ranking 162 countries shows.