No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.
PLAIN LANGUAGE VERSION:
Nobody has the right to treat you as his her slave and you should not make anyone your slave.
The weakest and poorest members of society are often the target of exploitation. This article protects all members of society from a state of servitude, which is the exploitation of humans by other humans.
Around the world, one can find practices similar to slavery that are known by other names. These include debt bondage, serfdom, exploitation of children and servile forms of marriage.
Supplementary Convention on the Abolition of Slavery, the Slave Trade and Institutions and Practices Similar to Slavery (1956)
Exploitation is often rooted in economic and social structures, poverty, discrimination, ignorance, tradition and greed. Explore the following terms and investigate contemporary instances of each:
debt bondage / servile forms of marriage
How does poverty relate to slavery? Why are children often exploitated?
Try the quiz on child labor on the UNICEF web-site:http://www.unicef.org/aclabor/quiz.asp http://www.unicef.org/aclabor/quiz.htm