Outside of the kidnappings and forced marriages (those are counted in human trafficking statistics), not really. It's simply the sort of situation that breeds human trading. Families faced with that sort of future make a gamble, with the possibility that their child will have a better life somewhere else.
I don't think anyone here made such a claim, but even if they did, it's not an indefensible position. Culture includes far more than your religion and interpretation of it, but also thousands of mores and other social nuances that define what is acceptable and what isn't. If, in some areas of the world, people hold some lives to be worth more than others because that's the way they understand such things (like the caste systems in India and Japan), that is a cultural problem. A belief can be wrong, no matter how many people hold it.
Yes, there is nothing there I can dissagree with. Yes no matter what reason is given, one human being should have no right to use and abuse another.
However, the point I make is that we are no longer talking about international slavery as simply just those from Indonesia or Bangladesh or any other underpriveledged country/area.
Slaves form 'some backward country' is not happening as much as it is from countries far nearer to home.
In this country (and others in Europe) it is the old 'Eastern block' countries, they have replaced the Turks, who have replaced the Asians, who replaced the Africans.
In the US it still seems to be the Hyspanics.
Those who wish to profit from another use the most convenient people at the time.
Basically what I am saying is WE cannot afford to just turn towards another country and say it's 'their fault because of their religion/culture', because it's still our culture as well.
No we do not have to put up with this. I suggest this- refuse to trade internationally with offending nations at the government level face if the Chinese, US and EU simply told these nations fine you let this happen overtly or covertly without reasonable efforts to stem it then we will not trade with you. Period. We will pay more for goods if you educate girls and improve the lot of the poorest people- even if I have to pay an extra $5 for a shirt from Walmart. And if a company supports the opposite we won't shop there.
You want to know who to blame look in the mirror this behaviour would not exist as severely if we in the First World would tell them with our actions to stop.
Ruby this is the sort of simplistic view I am talking about.
Who are you going to tell, who are you not going to trade with?
You live in Florida don't you?
Try reading this...... http://www.sptimes.com/2004/03/29/State/Modern_day_slavery_hi.shtml
I have already cited a doccument which discusses the use of 'slavery' in the UK, so that's we are out.
How about all those sweat shops and the slave labour used in China to produce those cheap clothes and car componants and shoes?
Yes,we need to look in the mirror, but not just past our own countries and into others.
WE ARE the offending nations.