bonded labor

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a practice in which employers give high-interest loans to workers whose entire families then labor at low wages to pay off the debt

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The Bonded Labor System (Abolition) Act (BLSA) criminalized bonded labor, with prescribed penalties ranging from two to five years imprisonment, a fine, or both; these penalties were sufficiently stringent.
If forced labor is by force or forced circumstances, the bonded labor is also done due to force or forced circumstances.
Other types of bonded labor occur inside factories.
They don't have to pay their debts," he said, adding that legislation banning bonded labor would soon be introduced in parliament.
A common characteristic of bonded labor is the use of physical and, in many instances, sexual violence--including rape--as coercive tools, in addition to debt, to maintain these victims' labor.
In order to eradicate bonded labor in Pakistan, it further added that the multi-faceted approach is needed to end this.
Many of the district vigilance committees mandated by law and charged with curbing bonded labor continued to be inactive or ineffectual, the report said.
The government continued its programs to prevent and combat bonded labor, but did not criminally convict any bonded labor offenders or officials who facilitated trafficking in persons.
LAHORE -- General Secretary Bonded Labor Liberation Front (BLLF) Syeda Ghulam Fatima has lauded the Punjab government efforts for elimination of bonded labor at brick-kilns.
ISLAMABAD -- Supreme Court (SC) has sought reply from Sindh government within one month on a petition filed against subjecting Sindh Haris to bonded labor.
In late 2009, the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs assessed India's human trafficking problem as including commercial sexual exploitation, forced labor, and bonded labor. The forced labor within the country of millions of citizens constitutes India's largest trafficking problem; men, women, and children in debt bondage are forced to work in industries such as brick kilns, rice mills, agriculture, and embroidery factories.
She said Bonded Labor Liberation Front (BLLF) Pakistan is a civil society organization struggling for the betterment of the bonded/brick kiln labourers in a peaceful and proactive way.
The government's prosecutions of transnational labor trafficking offenders and substantive efforts to prevent and combat bonded labor--a form of human trafficking--demonstrated increased commitment, but there were no criminal convictions of bonded labor offenders or officials who facilitated trafficking in persons.
He said due to some constraints and challenges, human trafficking is difficult to control completely which include decrease in PACHTO cases and bonded labor has enhanced human trafficking problems as one percent of the population is bonded laborers.
Although no comprehensive study of forced and bonded labor has been carried out, some NGOs estimate this problem affects tens of millions of Indians.