Forced labor generating $150 billion in profits yearly: report

[JURIST] The International Labor Organization (ILO) [advocacy website] issued a report [text; PDF] on Tuesday claiming that forced labor in the private economy generates $150 billion of profits worldwide every year. The figure is based on data published by ILO in 2012, estimating that 21 million people, more than half of them women and girls, are victims of forced private labor with two-thirds of all profits made from sexual exploitation. "The continued existence of forced labour is bad for its…

Source: http://jurist.org/paperchase/2014/05/iforced-labor-generating-150-billion-in-profits-yearly-report.php

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