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
15%
7%
69%
7%
26
flagthe United Arab Emirates
7%
25%
62%
3%
27
flagGermany
14%
9%
60%
15%
241
flagCanada
14%
5%
56%
21%
55
flagPoland
16%
10%
54%
18%
13111
flagRepublic of Ireland
20%
3%
54%
20%
53
flagSpain
13%
7%
54%
23%
51
flagSweden
19%
4%
52%
23%
21
flagthe United Kingdom
17%
9%
51%
21%
433
flagItaly
16%
6%
50%
26%
61
flagUkraine
12%
15%
50%
20%
40
flagNorway
22%
9%
48%
19%
31
flagthe Netherlands
16%
8%
47%
27%
59
flagUnknown
20%
12%
45%
21%
304
flagthe United States
17%
11%
44%
25%
554
flagFrance
34%
9%
43%
11%
44
flagIndia
9%
18%
40%
31%
44
flagAustria
35%
10%
30%
25%
20
flagAustralia
14%
4%
28%
52%
21

Gender

men54%
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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