"Poverty and lack of education" increases slavery

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A woman watches children working at a stone quarry, Zambia; UN Photo:Deghati

Lack of education and poverty pushes people into forced labour and slavery according to the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

Almost 21 million people are victims of forced labour, the UN agency says.

They are either trafficked or are forced to take jobs in order to repay their debts.

Priyanka Shankar spoke to ILO's Houtan Homayounpour about modern day slavery.

Duration: 4'58"

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