...but we never talk about indentured men... do we? Every wonder why?
For years, the Forced Labour Convention of 1930 exempted â€śable-bodied malesâ€ť between ages 18 and 45 from the ban on slavery and forced labor. See Article 11.
And although the exemption was eventually eliminated,Â Article 2Â still exempts prisoners and soldiers (90+% male).
Male slaves are frequently ignored by human rights laws and policies.
For example, male slaves in China have had trouble getting their slave-masters prosecuted because only women were protected from slavery.