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Nearly 46 Million People Are Currently Living In Slavery

Today, more people are living in slavery than any time in recorded human history. According to the 2016 Global Slavery Index released by the Walk Free Foundation, that number currently sits at an astonishing 46 million.

The ability to research deeper led researchers to the almost unbelievable discovery that the world has 28 percent more slaves than just two years ago.

India is far and away the worst offender in terms of sheer numbers, with some 18 million people living in slavery.

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There is some good news, however. The organization found that many countries, including India, have begun taking significant steps to increase penalties for trafficking, slavery and child labor.

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