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Child slavery nowA contemporary reader$
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Gary Craig

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781847426109

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847426109.001.0001

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Child slavery today

Child slavery today

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Child slavery now

Joost Kooijmans

Hans van de Glind

Policy Press

This chapter examines the quantitative dimensions of child slavery. It reviews the scope of childhood slavery as encompassing forced labour, child trafficking (for forced labour or sexual exploitation), debt bondage, serfdom, children forced into armed conflict, children forced into sexual slavery, and children forced into a range of illicit activities. The chapter also assesses the current state of political and policy response, pointing to the need for clear enforceable legal frameworks, effective use of supervisory mechanisms by agencies such as the International Labour Organisation, better and more targeted research, and wider mobilisation of the public at large, businesses, trade unions, and others.

Keywords:   International Labour Organisation, child slavery, forced labour, sexual exploitation, debt bondage, serfdom, sexual slavery, legal frameworks

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