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Post by Jamjar » Sun Apr 09, 2006 4:37 pm

"At least 12.3 million people are victims of forced labour worldwide," reports a United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) study. It is estimated that of these, more than 2.4 million are victims of human trafficking. Examples of forced labour - in-voluntary work or services performed under compulsion by threat - are prostitution, military service, and bonded labour for which workers earn little or nothing, since their wages are retained to pay off a debt. According to ILO Director General Juan Somavia, such labour "denies people their basic rights and dignity."

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Post by LadyAngel » Tue Apr 11, 2006 1:23 pm

Yeah, and how many of these are under the age of 10? Kids from undeveloped countries are often kidnapped and made to work about 15 hours per day...some as young as 2!

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