Slavery, which is thought to be legally abolished hundreds of years ago, still persists in the form of modern day slavery across the border. While millions of people are enslaved today, collective actions are required to end slavery that is deeply entrenched in the society.
Modern slavery, also known as contemporary slavery, refers to the prevalence of slavery that continue to exist in the present day in the forms of forced labour in various forms. Someone is considered to be in slavery if they are forced to work through mental or physical threat; owned or controlled by an ’employer’, treated as a commodity or bought and sold as ‘property’ and have restrictions placed on their freedom of movement.
To identify the potential areas for action in modern slavery, IID in collaboration with the British Council hosted a consultation meeting as a part of PROKAS (Promoting Knowledge and Accountable Systems) project with the support from UKAid on January 31, 2018.