The Very Modern Problem of Human Slavery

An estimated 40 million people are enslaved around the world. Raising awareness will help people move from victims to survivors.

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Jul 1, 2019 · 7 min read
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More than 70 percent of enslaved people today are women and girls — such as this woman from Nepal, who was sold by her parents as a child. Photo: Jonas Gratzer/LightRocket via Getty Images

By Eric Montgomery

While in Accra, Ghana, in 2001, I befriended a young woman at a nightclub. I was flabbergasted that Fola (a pseudonym) was taking a keen…

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