The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery is observed on 2 December annually. The goal is to focus on the elimination of various forms of modern-day slavery.
Did you know slavery is still being practiced today in the guise of forced labour, bonded labour, forced child labour and sex slavery? It continues today in form of modern-day slavery and harms people. Read the horrors of modern slavery in our article.
Forms Modern Slavery
Almost all countries officially have abolished it, more than 40 million people are still trapped in modern slavery.
- Forced labour
- Child labour
- Debt Bondage
- Sex industry
- Forced and early marriage
This might not sound like the world we think we live in, but it is. According to Wikipedia estimates of the number of slaves today range from around 21 million–29 million to 46 million. These facts are enough to give you goosebumps and make you think about the matter.
It is a multi-billion dollar industry
Modern Slavery/Contemporary Slavery has reports showing generation of more than $150 billion dollars annually.
A shocking facts is that according to Unicef and the ILO, an estimate of 168 million children aged between five and 17 were involved in child labour in 2013. Out Of these children, 85 million are engaged in what the ILO deems “hazardous work/Dangerous work”.
A horrific facts is that girls & women are affected by forced labour, accounting for 99% of victims in the commercial sex industry, and 58% in other sectors. More shocking thing is that modern slavery is all around us, but most people don’t even realize it.
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We accept that slavery is a great evil and it must be abolished in order to make this the world we wish to live in.