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3 Million or More Pakistanis Live as Modern Slaves

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According to UN’s International Labor Organization Report and Walk Free Foundation, as much as 40.3 million people living in some form of modern slavery. 

Around 24.9 million are forced labor and 15.4 million are forced marriages. 

This type of slavery is leading, exactly by 60 percent, plain in 10 countries.

Unfortunately, Pakistan has also ranked in 79th Position in the list of countries with most modern slavery is uncontrolled.

Other Nine countries which includes like, India, Democratic Republic of Congo, China, Indonesia, Nigeria, Iran, North Korea, Russia and also Philippines.

10 Countries Most Afflicted By Modern Slavery

The Anti-Slavery Internationals, who defines “slave” as a person who is forced to work against their will, who is owned or controlled by an ’employer’, who has very limited freedom of movement, or bought and sold as a property.

Coming Back to Pakistan’s Point of View, As the Global Slavery Index that reveals around 16.8 persons per 1000 people are enslaved in Pakistan summing up to 3.19 million of the population.

Speaking of our neighbor country India has the largest number of slaves around the world, i.e., 8 million.

China is the country with 3.86 million people under slavery, North Korea 2.64 million, Nigeria 1.39 million, Iran 1.29 million, Indonesia 1.22 million, the Democratic Republic of the Congo 1 million, Russia 794,000, and the Philippines with 784,000.

In fact, the Global trafficking  of the individuals for forced organ removal is one form of another modern slavery. This practice is going on in Pakistan on a very high scale. 

International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and Transatlantic Slave Trade


March 25 is International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and Transatlantic Slave Trade. This day is celebrated across the world at the public and private sectors today.

Therefore, it’s celebrated to honor those individuals including 15 million men, women, and children who suffered because of this tragic transatlantic slavery and also to raise an awareness about the dangers of prejudice and racism today.

While people recognize slavery as the darkest chapter in history, the modern 21st-century slavery remains hidden in the plain sight.

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