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152 million children worldwide still engaged in labor – ILO

Sep 19, 2017 - 5:26 PM

Half of these child laborers are exposed to hazardous work

130 million girls in South Asia in ‘forced marriage’ – report

Jun 04, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Forced and child marriage persists in countries throughout the region particularly in India Bangladesh Nepal Pakistan and Indonesia says the Global Slavery Index

NAIVE. A young Indian couple exchange garlands during their engagement ceremony at a mass marriage and engagement ceremony in Vadia village, around 250 km of Ahmedabad, India, 11 March 2012. Photo by Divyakant Solanki/EPA

PH making 'strong efforts' vs slavery – report

Jun 02, 2016 - 11:07 AM

In the 2016 Global Slavery Index the Philippines ranks 13th in the Asia Pacific region with an estimated 401 000 of its citizens trapped in modern slavery

MODERN SLAVES. According to the 2016 Global Slavery Index, 45.8 million people are trapped in modern slavery, with two thirds in the Asia-Pacific region. Photo from the Walk Free Foundation

Over 700,000 trapped in slavery in Indonesia – report

May 31, 2016 - 2:29 PM

Modern slavery exists in 167 countries with people being enslaved through human trafficking forced labor debt bondage forced or servile marriage or commercial sexual exploitation

SLAVERY. Myanmar fishing industry workers alleged to have been working under slave labor conditions arrive back to Myanmar from Indonesia. File photo from EPA

Child labor seen in 13 PH goods – US report

Dec 10, 2014 - 9:33 PM

Who picked the cotton for the shirt on your back? Who cut the cane for the sugar in your coffee? Who fired the kiln to make the bricks in your fireplace?

PH efforts vs modern slavery best in Asia – report

Nov 20, 2014 - 10:40 PM

The country is vulnerable to modern slavery because of government corruption and limited employment opportunities that drive workers abroad says the report

Asians trapped in Australia's abusive migrant marriages

Aug 01, 2014 - 2:22 PM

The women come to Australia under the promise of a happy marriage only to be exploited by their partners

AGAINST MODERN-DAY SLAVERY. Photo taken on June 13, 2014 shows case worker and former child bride Eman Sharobeem outside a girls college in Sydney where she spoke to students about domestic violence, slavery and women trafficking problems in Australia. Peter Parks/AFP

140,000 modern slaves in PH – report

Oct 17, 2013 - 5:03 PM

In inaugural Global Slavery Index the Philippines ranks 98 globally but is at number 12 in Asia

New Global Slavery Index estimates 30M affected

Oct 17, 2013 - 9:45 AM

While India by far had the largest number of enslaved people the problem was most prevalent in the west African nation of Mauritania