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
15%
9%
61%
14%
206
flagSpain
12%
6%
57%
23%
47
flagCanada
14%
6%
56%
20%
48
flagSweden
22%
0%
55%
22%
18
flagDenmark
16%
5%
55%
22%
18
flagPoland
16%
10%
53%
18%
11110
flagItaly
16%
8%
51%
24%
49
flagUkraine
15%
12%
50%
18%
32
flagthe United Kingdom
18%
10%
49%
21%
377
flagUnknown
23%
7%
49%
19%
81
flagRepublic of Ireland
23%
4%
48%
23%
47
flagNorway
25%
11%
48%
14%
27
flagthe Netherlands
15%
9%
47%
27%
51
flagIndia
5%
21%
45%
27%
37
flagthe United States
16%
11%
43%
27%
501
flagFrance
35%
7%
42%
11%
42
flagAustralia
15%
0%
30%
55%
20

Gender

men57%
women47%
in Sri Lanka
16%
18%
in Colombia
6%
12%
in Mauritania
57%
47%
in Saudi Arabia
20%
21%

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Author: Hitter smasher
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