Global Estimates of Modern Slavery – ILO

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Global Estimates of Modern Slavery – ILO

Recently the Global Estimates of Modern Slavery, 2021 report has been released. It is issued by the International Labor Organization (ILO).

Modern slavery is defined in this report. It covers two major components namely ‘forced labour’ and ‘forced marriage’.

Meaning of modern slavery: It refers to situations of exploitation where a person cannot refuse to work or leave work because of fear, violence, coercion, deceit and abuse of power.

Key findings of report-

  • In the year 2021, 50 million people in the world were living in modern slavery. This figure was 40 million in the year 2016.
  • Thus the cases of modern slavery have increased by 25% in the last five years.
  • Of these, 28 million people are trapped in forced labor and 22 million in forced marriages.

Source – The Hindu

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