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
6%
0%
86%
6%
15
flagBelgium
15%
5%
73%
5%
19
flagGermany
13%
9%
63%
13%
185
flagSpain
13%
6%
58%
20%
43
flagCanada
10%
7%
58%
20%
39
flagSweden
18%
0%
56%
25%
16
flagRepublic of Ireland
24%
5%
54%
16%
37
flagPoland
16%
10%
52%
19%
9655
flagNorway
26%
7%
50%
15%
26
flagDenmark
18%
6%
50%
25%
16
flagthe United Kingdom
18%
10%
48%
22%
311
flagFrance
30%
8%
47%
11%
36
flagItaly
19%
9%
45%
26%
42
flagIndia
5%
20%
45%
28%
35
flagUU
22%
11%
44%
22%
18
flagthe Netherlands
12%
10%
43%
33%
39
flagthe United States
15%
12%
42%
28%
458
flagUkraine
15%
15%
42%
21%
19
flagAustria
28%
7%
35%
28%
14
flagAustralia
11%
0%
29%
58%
17

Gender

men57%
women46%
in Sri Lanka
16%
18%
in Colombia
6%
12%
in Mauritania
57%
47%
in Saudi Arabia
19%
22%

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Author: Hitter smasher
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