An Indian boy works in a brick kiln on the outskirts of Jalandhar on September 18. Many brick kiln workers in India are trapped in a cycle of bonded labour and regularly cheated out of promised wages, according to anti-slavery groups. Photo: AFP

Fighting slavery remains a global challenge, whatever the numbers say

Zoe Fortune welcomes the fact leading organisations have worked together to produce a combined estimate – 40.3 million – for people in forced labour and forced marriage. But given that this is a global issue, do the exact figures really matter?

Topic |   International Labour Organisation

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An Indian boy works in a brick kiln on the outskirts of Jalandhar on September 18. Many brick kiln workers in India are trapped in a cycle of bonded labour and regularly cheated out of promised wages, according to anti-slavery groups. Photo: AFP
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