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
14%
4%
76%
4%
21
flagRussia
10%
5%
73%
10%
19
flagthe United Arab Emirates
7%
25%
62%
3%
27
flagGermany
14%
9%
60%
15%
220
flagCanada
16%
6%
55%
20%
49
flagSpain
14%
6%
55%
24%
49
flagSweden
22%
0%
55%
22%
18
flagPoland
16%
10%
53%
18%
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flagDenmark
15%
10%
52%
21%
19
flagRepublic of Ireland
22%
4%
51%
22%
49
flagthe United Kingdom
18%
10%
50%
21%
399
flagUkraine
14%
11%
50%
20%
34
flagItaly
17%
7%
48%
26%
52
flagNorway
25%
10%
46%
17%
28
flagthe Netherlands
16%
9%
45%
28%
53
flagIndia
5%
20%
45%
30%
40
flagthe United States
16%
11%
44%
26%
523
flagUnknown
21%
12%
42%
22%
262
flagFrance
35%
7%
42%
11%
42
flagAustralia
15%
0%
30%
55%
20

Gender

men55%
women47%
in Sri Lanka
17%
17%
in Colombia
7%
13%
in Mauritania
55%
47%
in Saudi Arabia
19%
21%

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Author: Hitter smasher
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