Countries With The Most Slavery In The World In 2014
5. India – 1.141%
The enormous population of India, estimated at more than 1.2 billion people, is extremely vulnerable to slavery practices. An estimated 14,285,700 people are considered to be enslaved in India. The practice of slavery is deeply entrenched in the culture, and inter-generational forced labor practices are common, as are forced marriage and sexual exploitation. India’s caste system disproportionately affects those of lower castes in modern slavery, and migrant workers are particularly susceptible. India’s Ministry of Home Affairs has taken steps in recent years to address human trafficking, but seemingly ignores the country’s massive forced-labor issues.