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human trafficking

Actually, it's worse than that. One could argue they've effectively endorsed slavery. The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has just voted to appoint Mauritania as its Vice-President for the next year. 

Mauritania, although all-but ignored by mainstream human-rights groups, is a country that allows 20% of its citizens, about 800,000 people, some as young as 10, to live as slaves.

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Well, they're not actually "missing". They're dead -- killed for being born without penises.

And this is the result:

Tens of thousands of girls disappear in India every year. They are sold into prostitution, domestic slavery and, increasingly, like Rukhsana, into marriage in the northern states of India where the sex ratio between men and women has been skewed by the illegal - but widespread - practice of aborting girl foetuses.

An estimated 25-50 million "missing" women in India. As well as infanticide and foeticide, childhood neglect is a problem and many women die early in adulthood.

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Slavery didn't end with the American civil war. Today, Saudi Arabia and Iran are competing with North Korea and the Democratic Republic of Congo in the horrific growth industry of human trafficking.

In the report's preface, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton describes her visit to a shelter for trafficking survivors last year.

"I was embraced by children who should have been in grade school, but were instead recovering from having been enslaved in a brothel," she wrote.

 

In the report's preface, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton describes her visit to a shelter for trafficking survivors last year.

"I was embraced by children who should have been in grade school, but were instead recovering from having been enslaved in a brothel," she wrote.

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