First Look Human rights groups call for global actions to halt modern slavery

More than 40 million people are living in slavery globally with majority being women and young girls. Major change is possible by partnering with the business community, a new report says.

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More than 40 million people were trapped as slaves last year in forced labor and forced marriages, according to the first joint effort by key anti-slavery groups to estimate the number of victims worldwide of the international crime.