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Pope: unemployment and migration deserve greater solidarity and cooperation
In a message to the International Labour Organisation, Francis says it is "time to join forces and work together to free" the victims of human trafficking. There is also a need to plan "development that is focused "on the human person as its central actor and primary beneficiary".
19/09/2017 15:55:00 ASIA
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.
Globalisation should not undermine the right to 'decent work', says the Holy See
Unfair financial and trade liberalisation are undercutting access to 'decent work' which can promote human dignity for all, immigrants included. Workers' exploitation today means 270 million work accidents.
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.
15/02/2018 16:33:00 UZBEKISTAN
Child labour in Uzbekistan’s cotton fields has come to an end, says UN agency
Concrete measures have also been taken against forced labour. There is greater awareness of the problem and more freedom to criticise. The authorities have boosted wages, and taken steps to protect at-risk groups. Still, reforms by central authorities are lagging in terms of local implementation.
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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