Countries With The Most Slavery In The World In 2014
3. Haiti – 2.304%
The restavèk system in Haiti is considered one of the leading contributors to modern slavery in the country. Families that cannot provide for their own children send them away to work in exchange for room, board, and education, but the children are often exploited and abused. An estimated 237,000 are enslaved in Haiti. Many of them, children and adults alike, are trafficked into the Dominican Republic for forced labor, sexual exploitation, and domestic work. Children are also vulnerable to trafficking by criminal gangs, particularly those from impoverished circumstances who live on the street. The Haitian government instituted new trafficking laws in 2014, and there are hopes the numbers will decrease in the coming years.