Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Blog: Policymakers take note: climate displacement is driving millions into slavery

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We often link the notion of 'slavery' with the colonial era. But figures show more people are subject to slavery today than at any other time in history. According to the Global Slavery Index, 40.3 million people worldwide are living in slavery; 71 per cent are female and one in four victims are children under 18.

Modern slavery takes different forms including human trafficking, forced labour, bonded labour, and forced marriage.

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