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Published on September 26th, 2017 | by CCAT

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Modern Slavery raising awareness in the news

Two recent articles in the Guardian are helping to raise awareness of the wide range of modern day slavery in our neighbourhoods today.

An estimated 40.3 million people were victims of modern slavery in 2016, a quarter of them children, according to new global slavery statistics released today.

The figures, from the UN’s International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the Walk Free Foundation, show 24.9 million people across the world were trapped in forced labour and 15.4 million in forced marriage last year. Children account for 10 million of the overall 40.3m total. The article comments on how Forced Marriage is now being included in the modern slavery statistics. See this link for more information:

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/sep/19/latest-figures-reveal-more-than-40-million-people-are-living-in-slavery

In another article, examples are given of workers in Nail Bars, Car Washes, building work and Domestic Service.

Abda Khan is the author of a novel, Razia, which was written to highlight the problem of Modern Day Slavery. See link below for more details:

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/sep/20/modern-slavery-misery-uk-exploitation

 


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