Where in the world does slavery still occur at the largest scale?

in Sri Lanka
in Colombia
in Mauritania
in Saudi Arabia
Today up to 600,000 Mau­ri­ta­ni­an­s, or 20% of the pop­u­la­tion, are still en­slaved, mainly the "black Moors" of Haratin people. Though legally abol­ished in 1981, slavery did not become a crime until 2007, and since then only one person has been pros­e­cut­ed for owning slaves. The issue of slavery is still powerful theme in the coun­try's po­lit­i­cal debate.

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in Sri Lanka
in Colombia
in Mauritania
in Saudi Arabia
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flagRussia
11%
0%
77%
11%
18
flagBelgium
14%
4%
76%
4%
21
flagthe United Arab Emirates
7%
26%
65%
0%
26
flagGermany
14%
9%
60%
14%
210
flagSpain
12%
6%
57%
23%
47
flagCanada
14%
6%
56%
20%
48
flagSweden
22%
0%
55%
22%
18
flagPoland
16%
10%
54%
18%
11473
flagDenmark
15%
10%
52%
21%
19
flagthe United Kingdom
17%
10%
50%
21%
384
flagItaly
16%
8%
50%
26%
50
flagUkraine
15%
12%
50%
18%
32
flagRepublic of Ireland
23%
4%
48%
23%
47
flagNorway
25%
11%
48%
14%
27
flagthe Netherlands
17%
9%
46%
26%
52
flagthe United States
16%
11%
44%
26%
516
flagUnknown
24%
13%
44%
17%
137
flagIndia
5%
21%
44%
28%
38
flagFrance
35%
7%
42%
11%
42
flagAustralia
15%
0%
30%
55%
20

Gender

men56%
women47%
in Sri Lanka
16%
17%
in Colombia
7%
12%
in Mauritania
56%
47%
in Saudi Arabia
19%
21%

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Author: Hitter smasher
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