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
16%
9%
67%
6%
31
flagthe United Arab Emirates
7%
25%
62%
3%
27
flagGermany
14%
9%
60%
15%
248
flagItaly
14%
5%
55%
23%
68
flagSpain
13%
7%
55%
23%
52
flagPoland
15%
10%
54%
18%
13606
flagCanada
15%
5%
54%
22%
57
flagRepublic of Ireland
22%
3%
53%
20%
58
flagthe United Kingdom
17%
9%
52%
20%
454
flagNorway
22%
9%
48%
19%
31
flagthe Netherlands
16%
8%
47%
27%
61
flagUkraine
10%
17%
47%
21%
46
flagSweden
16%
16%
45%
20%
24
flagthe United States
17%
10%
44%
25%
587
flagUnknown
22%
12%
44%
21%
321
flagFrance
34%
9%
43%
11%
44
flagIndia
9%
18%
40%
31%
44
flagAustria
34%
8%
34%
21%
23
flagAustralia
13%
4%
30%
52%
23

Gender

men55%
women47%
in Sri Lanka
17%
17%
in Colombia
7%
13%
in Mauritania
55%
47%
in Saudi Arabia
19%
22%

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Author: Hitter smasher
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