Senior Honors Independent Study July-December (2015)Breaking The Chains of Modern Day Slavery in IndiaIn my senior year of high school I conducted over 60 pages of research through an independent study, analyzing the core root causes of modern slavery in India and its potential solutions. My research focuses mainly on sex trafficking and bonded labor.
Photo taken by Chandra Ingram at a hidden silk factory in Karnataka, India with 15-20 bonded laborers including two young girls.
Modern SlaveryRoot Cause Analysis
The Impact of Poverty and Corruption on Slavery
The Prevalent Issue of Poverty
“Voluntary” Slavery: Debt-bondage
Profits of Sex-slavery
History of Caste and its Roots in Religion
Backwards Classes Current Situation
Caste System Solutions
History of Expansion and Eradication
Issues with Policy: Corruption, Thick Bureaucracy, Lack of enforcement
Corruption Seeps into the Three R’s: Rescue, Rehabilitate, and Recover
More on Root Causes
Identity and Dignity