Modern slavery exist everywhere in the form of human trafficking, forced labour, child slavery etc.. It dehumanizes a person, it enslaved a person, it forces a person against his will , it imprisoned a person to forced labour, it violates a person’s human right and dignity to be human.
FACTS & FIGURES (International Labour Organization ILO)
Almost 21 million people are victims of forced labour – 11.4 million women and girls and 9.5 million men and boys.
Almost 19 million victims are exploited by private individuals or enterprises and over 2 million by the state or rebel groups.
Of those exploited by individuals or enterprises, 4.5 million are victims of forced sexual exploitation.
Those who exact forced labour generate vast illegal profits.
Domestic work, agriculture, construction, manufacturing and entertainment are among the sectors most concerned.
Migrant workers and indigenous people are particularly vulnerable to forced labour.
Victims of modern slavery are found to be getting younger, to the age of boy and girls at 5 or younger. Many are being tricked or forced into situations where they are exploited and no longer able to find a way out of the situation.
In fact, modern slavery generates high profits to the “slave-drivers”. Many may not be even aware that the consumer goods we use daily are produced by forced labour & child labour.