Slavery means forcing a person to work and in this case treating a person as ‘movable property’ of another person. The place or ownership changes against the will of the people in this chain of slavery. There is no wage for their labor. In some societies in the past, it was legal to kill one’s own slave.
Today is the day of the abolition of all forms of slavery. On this day in 1949, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Slavery and the Abolition of Slavery. That is why the day is being celebrated as the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery.
The main purpose of this day is to raise awareness against human trafficking, sex slavery, forced child labor, forced marriage, and the use of children in war. Although there is no direct slave trade in the modern world as before, human trafficking continues, officials said.
The main objective of the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery is:
Raise awareness to stop human trafficking, sex slavery, forced child labor, forced marriage and the use of children in war. However, human trafficking is now the most talked about issue in the modern world. Experts have called it a new form of slavery.
The first protests against slavery began in 1891 in what is now Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Britain later released their African slaves in 1808 and the United States in 1808. The United Kingdom later enacted laws in 1833, France in 1848, and the United States in 185. Even then, 12 million people around the world are still trapped in forced labor, slavery and slavery practices.
According to sociologists, although the horrors of slavery are no more, they have changed, but they still exist in society. According to them, everyone has slaves in their homes. They are the ones we call workmen. Moreover, ‘peasant slaves’ can still be found in the lands of wealthy landowners. There is child labor in many countries of the world.
The number of 14-year-old child laborers in Bangladesh is over 63 lakh. There are 6 million child laborers under the age of 18. There is a tendency for prostitution and forced marriage. These fall under the practice of slavery.
The modern transformation of slavery requires a way out. Human civilization is moving forward. Third world countries like Bangladesh are also far ahead in that progress on par with the so-called civilized nations of the world. Any kind of slavery so as not to tarnish our path of progress.