BBC NEWS | Africa | Niger ex-slave wins landmark case

via BBC NEWS | Africa | Niger ex-slave wins landmark case

Hadijatou Mani was sold by her family when she was 12 years old and was raped, beaten and forced to work for ten years.

Niger banned slavery in 2003, but thousands of people are still enslaved.

Worldwide estimates of the number of people held in slavery range from between 12.3 million to 27 million.

More statistics about slavery, trafficking and child labor can be found at: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/shared/spl/hi/world/05/slavery/html/1.stm

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