Domestic Servitude is one of the many forms of slavery today. This form is the hardest to identify because it takes place inside a private residence. Kalayaan is an organization in the UK that fights for the rights of domestic workers and they have collected some statistics based on the people they serve.
Enslavement and oppression are designed to break the spirit. Fortunately, that does not necessarily happen. Similar to the days of the Underground Railroad, modern day victims and survivors of enslavement are fighting to be and remain free.
December 1 is World AIDS Day. Today is the day we honor those who have passed on from HIV/AIDS, support those who are living with it, and renew our commitment to finding a cure or vaccine in our lifetimes. It is also a good day to remember that those most vulnerable to modern day enslavement are also at risk for HIV infection.