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International Day for Abolition of Slavery being observed today

Latest Update: December 2, 2016 | 144 Views
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International Day for the Abolition of Slavery is being observed on Friday, 02 December.

The day aims at eradicating contemporary forms of slavery, such as trafficking in persons, sexual exploitation, worst forms of child labour, forced marriages and the forced recruitment of children for use in armed conflict.

According to International Labour Organization, there are currently an estimated 21 million forced labour victims worldwide.