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Slavery in the modern world

“Bonded Labor Liberation Front (BLLFliv) was established by Ehsan Ullah as an umbrella organization in 1988. BLLF has raised its voice against the bonded labor system on both national and international levels and initiated a hectic campaign for the abolition of the system through legislation. Ehsan Ullah Khan has become a prominent figure in contemporary antislavery campaigns as a warrior against slavery through the power of education. Ehsan Ullah Khan has been forced to e in exile outside Pakistan since 1995. He is now the national coordinator of Global March in Sweden and is still continuing its program Struggle against slavery through education as BLLF GLOBAL. Similar prominent figures from all over the world against anti–slavery are extensively and thoroughly covered in the book.”

By Junius P. Rodriguez

Social stratification in every society results in different statuses of their members and unequal and unjust distribution of wealth, power and prestige. Slavery is an extreme example of this stratification which denies freedom to few groups of society. Despite the fact that chattel slavery has been abolished in virtually every society, it is atrociously molded into altered structure systems of contemporary world. In fact, there are an estimated 27 million victims of modern-day slavery—more than at the height of the Roman Empire. And by far the majority of those enslaved are society’s most easily marginalized—women, children, and migrants. Slavery in the modern world by Junius P. Rodriguez helps to bring light on this often-neglected adversity, call forth shattered inconsiderate lives of those forced into unpaid labor. It is the first and only comprehensive encyclopedia on practices that persist despite the efforts of antislavery advocates, nongovernmental organizations, and national legislation aimed at eradicating them. The book fully and extensively examines the pervasive, deeply entrenched, and wholly unjust system of bonded labor practices that had existed and are still in place from late 19th century till now. It arouses the cultural issues that both maintained slavery and downplayed resistance.
Rodriguez provides a fascinating look at concepts, topics, people, places, and events related to slavery from the late 19th century to the present, an era not often considered in relation to the subject. Five overview essays by leading authorities on modern slavery provide context on how chattel slavery has transformed into human trafficking, sharecropping, debt bondage, forced prostitution and migration, and other horrendous forms of human ownership. Alphabetically arranged entries detail major laws, movements, concepts, vocabulary, and people related to slavery in the modern world. The true value for researchers, though, will be the full-text collection of more than 50 primary-source documents-laws, presidential speeches, United Nations documents, papal encyclicals, and more-from 1789 to 2006. Each entry includes further-reading suggestions and clear cross-references.
The 450 alphabetically organized entries are the work of over 125 of the world’s major experts on modern slavery. The book fully covers the extent of slavery and protagonists who worked against this system in Pakistan. In our part of the world, whole families fall into debt bondage. This is virtual slavery as the debt can never be repaid and are mostly hereditary. The first person in Pakistan who raised voice against ruthless system is Ehsan Ullah Khan. He founded the Bhatta Mazdoor Mohaz (BMM) in 1967, and known for organizing the first protest to raise a voice against the oppression of bonded labor in the brick-kiln industry. It is also one of the founding members of the South Asian Coalition against Child Servitude (SACCS). After long years of struggle by BMM under Ehsan Ullah Khan, The Supreme Court of Pakistan accepted the abolishment of the bonded labor system via bonded labor abolition act on September 18, 1988. In order to struggle against the bonded labor system in wider scope, Bonded Labor Liberation Front (BLLF) was established by Ehsan Ullah as an umbrella organization in 1988. BLLF has raised its voice against the bonded labor system on both national and international levels and initiated a hectic campaign for the abolition of the system through legislation. Ehsan Ullah Khan has become a prominent figure in contemporary antislavery campaigns as a warrior against slavery through the power of education. Ehsan Ullah Khan has been forced to live in exile outside Pakistan since 1995. He is now the national coordinator of Global March in Sweden and is still continuing its program Struggle against slavery through education as BLLF GLOBAL. Similar prominent figures from all over the world against anti–slavery are extensively and thoroughly covered in the book.
On the whole, Rodriguez prompt us in his heroic, eye opening look at more modern forms of exploitation that comprises more than 27 million individuals. This is a valuable resource, and one that repays curious browsing as well as focused research and is well able to serve as good reference materials on slavery.

slavery in the modern world a history of political social and economic oppression
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