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 government took important law enforcement steps by convicting several bonded labor offenders with sentences between five and 14 years and improved rescue and rehabilitation efforts for bonded laborers.
Debt bondage, known also as bonded labor, is the most customary type of slavery found in the world today, most commonly imposed upon children because children are much easier to exploit than are adults.
Concerns about forced labor focus mainly on unpaid prison labor and bonded labor.
Nonetheless, the case studies investigate a wide array of coercive regimes, ranging from convict labor in Australia to concentration camp and prison camp labor in Germany and the Soviet Union; from bonded labor in India to undocumented labor in California's agricultural sector; from legally sanctioned indigenous debt peonage in Guatemala to illegal forms of peonage practiced in the Amazonian regions of contemporary Brazil.
Nepal declared illegal Monday the system of bonded labor in a move that will have a far-reaching effect on the country's agricultural workforce.
City vendors must sign a document attesting that the products North Olmsted purchases, rents, or leases were not made using child or forced labor, which includes prison and indentured or bonded labor.
These myths hold that bonded labor and child labor are inevitable products of India's poverty.
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.
Bonded labor also exists in the fisheries, mining, and agricultural sectors of Balochistan.
The topics include slave labor in Brazil, bonded labor in Pakistan, trafficking for forced labor in Europe, criminalizing human trafficking and protecting the victims, and improving statistics about forced labor.
Sarwar informed the delegation that Punjab government, to ensure child and bonded labor free kilns, will support brick kiln owners to install mechanical kilns in clusters, replacing orthodox system, providing soft loans and technical assistance to them.
Ninety percent of trafficking in India is internal, and those from India's most disadvantaged social economic strata are particularly vulnerable to forced or bonded labor and sex trafficking.
Quality education is the permanent and sustainable solution of the centuries prevailing bonded labor system, she added further.
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.
Estimates of bonded labor victims, including men, women, and children, vary widely, but are likely well over one million.