Child Slavery Statistics

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  • Child slavery is the slavery of children.
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  • The practice or science of collecting and analyzing numerical data in large quantities, esp. for the purpose of inferring proportions in a whole from those in a representative sample
  • a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters
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child slavery statistics child slavery statistics - The SLAVE
After many years of research, award-winning historian Hugh Thomas portrays, in a balanced account, the complete history of the slave trade. Beginning with the first Portuguese slaving expeditions, he describes and analyzes the rise of one of the largest and most elaborate maritime and commercial ventures in all of history. Between 1492 and 1870, approximately eleven million black slaves were carried from Africa to the Americas to work on plantations, in mines, or as servants in houses. The Slave Trade is alive with villains and heroes and illuminated by eyewitness accounts. Hugh Thomas's achievement is not only to present a compelling history of the time but to answer as well such controversial questions as who the traders were, the extent of the profits, and why so many African rulers and peoples willingly collaborated. Thomas also movingly describes such accounts as are available from the slaves themselves.

The Slave Trade is a massive (900-page) book that attempts to document the entire history of the Atlantic slave trade, a sordid business that somehow prospered for more than four centuries. As the sheer heft of the book might indicate, the story is complicated. Much of the extensive research conducted by Hugh Thomas relates to rivalries both in Europe and Africa. Those who wonder how slavery could have existed in the United States may find revelatory the moral ambiguity of how the business of transporting slaves was conducted.

child labour
child labour
Leeuwarden, March 19, 2012, 12:55 Jelke was only fooling around at home with a dirty clothes basket during his lunchbreak of school. When i saw him putting the basket over his head i couldn't help but think of an imprisoned child, which reminded me of (quoting internet here:) hundreds of millions of girls and boys throughout the world that are engaged in work that deprives them of adequate education, health, leisure and basic freedoms, violating their rights. Of these children, more than half are exposed to the worst forms of child labour such as work in hazardous environments, slavery, or other forms of forced labour, illicit activities such as drug trafficking and prostitution, as well as involvement in armed conflict. The most recent estimates suggest 127 million boys and 88 million girls are involved in child labour with 74 million boys and 41 million girls in the worst forms. I guess the only thing i can ask Flickr members (and myself) to do; is to look for ways within our ability to give the abused children back their youth and lifes. (looking on the Internet for "child labour" might give us a start)
THIS IMMORAL TRADE: Slavery in the 21st Century
THIS IMMORAL TRADE: Slavery in the 21st Century
"Slavery remains rampant worldwide, respite the celebrations surrounding the bicentenary of its "abolition". AT LEAST 27 MILLION MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN are enslaved today, ranging from prostitutes in London to indentured workers in Burma. "The statistics of modern day slavery are shocking. But behind each statistic is a human being- a man, woman or child; and behind each human being is a family and a community which have been devastated and destroyed. " -This is new book that I bought from the TWU bookstore today. This cause is very close to my heart. It breaks my heart. As Christians, we must not turn away from this harsh reality. We need to act. "For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self discipline." - 2 Timothy 1:7
child slavery statistics
The Day We Sold Our Children
A short story from the pen of speculative fiction writer James Monaghan.

They came bearing gifts. Our children were their price.

When the alien Hegemony invades our solar system, they promise to take humanity to the stars. But when they claim a whole generation of children, will mankind decide it is too steep a price to pay?

A Mirrormask Fiction of invasion

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: When not lost in a good book, James Monaghan can usually be found writing them. In his home in France, he tries to juggle life with his wife and little baby boy, the two loves of his life, while putting down in words the stories he has imagined since he was a child.