‘Slaves are in your street, your town,’ say campaigners from UK to India


From upmarket British and U.S. neighbourhoods to slums in India, people are trapped in slavery in every country with greater efforts needed to free them and rebuild their lives, campaigners said ahead of a conference on Wednesday. An estimated 40 million people were enslaved globally last year, in both rich and poor countries, with modern slavery becoming a catch-all term to describe human trafficking, forced labour, debt bondage, sex trafficking, and forced marriage. But with the U.N.’s latest global goals calling for the end of forced labour, modern slavery and human trafficking by 2030, campaigners said it was time everyone…

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