Kuwait Ranked 108 In Slavery
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Kuwait was ranked 108th among 167 countries in terms of the number of people trapped in modern slavery with 18,200; while it ranked 25th in the estimated proportion of population in modern slavery at 0.467 percent, according to the 2016 Global Slavery Index released by Walk Free Foundation Tuesday.

The report revealed that more than 45 million men, women and children globally are trapped in modern slavery, indicating this figure is far more than previously thought with two-thirds in the Asia-Pacific. Walk Free Foundation is an initiative set up by Australian billionaire mining magnate and philanthropist Andrew Forest in 2012 to draw attention to the modern slavery issue.

It compiled information from 167 countries with 42,000 interviews in 53 languages to determine the prevalence of the issue and government responses.

It suggested that there were 28 percent more slaves than estimated two years ago, a revision reached through better data collection and research methods. Modern slavery refers to situations of exploitation that a person cannot leave because of threats, violence, coercion, abuse of power or deception.

They may be held in debt bondage on fishing boats, against their will as domestic servants or trapped in brothels.

The report said that India had the highest number of people trapped in slavery at 18.35 million, while North Korea had the highest incidence (4.37 percent of the population) and the weakest government response.



01 Jun, 2016 0 1261
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