Geneva, Jul. 17: Today in this modern world, everybody fighting for the betterment of life. Today if we see, the basic needs are not the quest for commoners. But, if someone told you that, ‘To end slavery, we need to be freed 10,000 every day for next ten years’, you will laugh on him/her and said, ‘in the 21st century there is no slavery anywhere in the world’. But sadly, you are wrong.
According to the latest report by ILO and WalkFree Foundation’s latest report, this is true.
As per the latest report, An anti-slavery group walk-free said, “10,000 people would have to be freed every day for the world to achieve a United Nations (UN)-adopted goal to bring modern slavery to an end over the next decade”.
As per the latest statement, over 40 million people are currently held as modern-day slaves across the globe. Katharine Bryant, the research manager at Walk Free said, “At current progress, we will not be able to eradicate modern slavery by 2030”.
The UN unanimously adopted the goal in 2015, but Walk Free says the progress to eradicate slavery across the globe remains “disgracefully marginal.” “Ten thousand a day is massive, but a government can eradicate slavery by the hundreds of thousands in strokes,” said Andrew Forrest, the founder of Walk Free.
What is ‘Modern Slavery’?
- Slavery did not end with abolition in the 19th century. Instead, it changed its forms and continues to harm people in every country in the world.
- Modern slavery, which is being practiced across the globe, includes forced labor and forced marriage as well as human trafficking both within and between countries.
- There are an estimated 40.3 million people in modern slavery around the world. With included- 10 million children, 24.9 million people in forced labor, 15.4 million people in forced marriage and 4.8 million people in forced sexual exploitation.
- Forms of modern slavery- Forced Labour, Debt Bondage, Human Trafficking, Descent-based slavery, Child slavery, forced and early marriage
- In nearly 100 countries, forced labor is not considered a crime or is a minor offense. About a third of countries ban forced marriage.
Walk Free urged governments to measure the extent of slavery within their countries as a necessary step toward its eradication.
Among the world’s rich countries that have taken little action over the goal are Qatar, Singapore, Kuwait, Brunei, and Russia, according to the Walk Free report. On the other hand, Georgia, Nigeria, Ukraine, Moldova, Ethiopia, and Mozambique were notable for taking steps to end modern slavery despite their limited resources, it added.