Milestones in the fight against modern slavery

May 31, 2016 3:47 PM

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LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than 15 years since a global treaty to combat human trafficking was adopted, nearly 46 million people are enslaved, according to the 2016 Global Slavery Index published on Tuesday.

Modern slavery has become a catch-all term to describe human trafficking, forced labor, debt bondage, sex trafficking, forced marriage and other slave-like exploitation.

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