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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flagBelgium
13%
4%
77%
4%
22
flagRussia
9%
4%
77%
9%
22
flagthe United Arab Emirates
7%
25%
62%
3%
27
flagGermany
13%
9%
61%
14%
230
flagCanada
15%
5%
56%
19%
51
flagPoland
16%
10%
54%
18%
12673
flagSpain
14%
8%
54%
24%
50
flagSweden
19%
4%
52%
23%
21
flagDenmark
15%
10%
52%
21%
19
flagRepublic of Ireland
22%
4%
51%
22%
49
flagUkraine
14%
11%
51%
20%
35
flagthe United Kingdom
18%
9%
50%
21%
418
flagNorway
22%
9%
48%
19%
31
flagthe Netherlands
17%
8%
47%
26%
57
flagItaly
18%
7%
47%
26%
53
flagthe United States
16%
11%
44%
26%
536
flagUnknown
20%
12%
44%
22%
295
flagIndia
9%
18%
41%
30%
43
flagFrance
34%
9%
41%
11%
43
flagAustralia
14%
4%
28%
52%
21

Gender

men54%
women47%
in Sri Lanka
17%
17%
in Colombia
7%
13%
in Mauritania
54%
47%
in Saudi Arabia
19%
21%

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Author: Hitter smasher
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