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Source:International Labour Office (ILO)
Summary:Using a new and improved statistical methodology, the International Labour Office (ILO) estimates that 20.9 million people are victims of forced labour globally, trapped in jobs into which they were coerced or deceived and which they cannot leave. This figure, like the previous one in 2005, represents a conservative estimate, given the strict methodology employed to measure this largely hidden crime. Human trafficking can also be regarded as forced labour, and so this estimate captures the full realm of human trafficking for labour and sexual exploitation or what some call “modern-day slavery”. The figure means that around three out of every 1,000 persons worldwide are in forced labour at any given point in time.
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