Posts Tagged ‘forced labour’

Human trafficking – millions of daily victims

Monday, July 24th, 2023
Human trafficking

On any given day millions of people worldwide are victims of human trafficking, forced labour and sexual exploitation. Recent reports from the U.S. State Department, anti-human trafficking groups, and other global leaders focus on the serious problems of trafficking, forced labour, and modern-day slavery. The breakdown In 2021, 27.6 million people worldwide were subjected to Read more

Hundreds live as slaves in NZ

Friday, November 21st, 2014

New Zealand has an estimated 600 people living in some sort of slavery, according to a report by campaign group Walk Free Foundation. The anti-slavery foundation released its Global Slavery Index which said nearly 36 million people are enslaved worldwide, two-thirds of them in the Asia Pacific region. The report defined slaves as people subject to Read more

Vatican hears of forced labour on fishing vessels in NZ

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Delegates at a Vatican conference have been told that forced labour on industrial fishing vessels is occurring in New Zealand as well as in Russia, Turkey, South Korea, Ireland and Scotland. The conference of the Pontifical Council for Migrants and Itinerant Workers heard that fishing crew are particularly susceptible to exploitation by certain ship owners, Read more