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More than 40 million slaves and 152 million forced children labourers in 2016
The data are found in two reports by the International Labour Organisation, the Walk Free Foundation and the International Organisation of Migration. Forced marriage is one form of modern slavery. Three quarters of all victims are women and girls.
UN believes China might abolish forced labour
International Labour Organisation says the Communist government is planning to abandon its ‘re-education through labour’ policy. But for a China Labour Bulletin official there is no real sign of change.
29/10/2008 PHILIPPINES – UNITED NATIONS
Migrants, a resource for the global economy according to the United Nations
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon insists on this point in Manila where the 2nd Global Forum on Migration and Development is currently underway. For the Catholic Church migrants’ rights and dignity must be respected; joint plans must be developed to help “migrants and their families.”
Open letter against child labour calls for Uzbek cotton boycott
Human rights activists denounce Uzbek state for forcing pupils to leave schools to pick cotton at low wages. Profits go to politicians. Clothing retailers join the boycott, but the campaign is proving controversial. Teacher tells of her experience.
May Day rallies turn ugly in several places
Workers slam their governments for denying them basic rights to compete with China. Workers must not be deprived of the fruit of their labour, warns Mgr Lagdameo.
Belgian nun helps two million domestic workers in India regain dignity and rights
In 1985, Sister Jeane Devos founded the National Domestic Workers Movement (NDWM), an organisation that now has 53 branches in 23 states. Domestic workers are often denied their rights, underpaid and treated like animals. A domestic worker in Tamil Nadu recounts how she was not treated as a human being but thanks to the NDWM, her situation improved.
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