One in every 130 females globally is living in modern slavery: UN report

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News: United Nations(UN) has released a report titled “Stacked odds” on the occasion of International Day of the Girl Child,2020.

Facts:

  • This report has been combined with observations, data and studies conducted by Walk Free, International Labor Organization(ILO) and the International Organization for Migration(IOM).

Key Takeaways from the report:

  • Females across the world account for about 71% of all victims of Modern Slavery.
  • One in every 130 females globally is living in modern slavery.Females account for 99% of all victims of forced sexual exploitation, 84% of all victims of forced marriage, and 58% of all victims of forced labour, it added.

Additional Facts:

  • Modern slavery: It is defined as the systematic removal of a person’s freedom, where one person is exploited by another for personal or financial gain.
  • ILO: It was established in 1919 to promote social and economic justice through setting up of international labour standards.Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland.
  • IOM: It is an intergovernmental organization established in 1951.It provides services and advice concerning migration to governments and migrants including internally displaced persons, refugees, and migrant workers.
    • In 2016,it became a related organization of the United Nations.
    • Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland.