The goal is to end slavery by 2030 – that’s 10,000 people freed ...

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The goal is to end slavery by 2030 – that’s 10,000 people freed every day!

At today’s rate, achieving that goal is ‘impossible’, a report says

Ellen Wulfhorst

Ten thousand people would need to be freed every day to eliminate modern slavery over the next decade, according to research on Wednesday showing countries making little or no progress in efforts to end forced labour.

Less than half of countries rank forced labour as a crime, and most do not regard forced marriage as a crime, said the report by the Walk Free Foundation, an Australia-based anti-slavery group.

More than 40 million people have been estimated to be captive in modern slavery, which includes forced labour and forced marriage, according to Walk Free and the International Labour Organisation...

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