Walk Free Foundation

In Brief

2009?, Perth, Australia; anti-slavery

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(2009?; Perth, Australia; www.walkfreefoundation.org).

Seeks to end modern slavery in our generation by mobilizing a global activist movement, generating the highest quality research, enlisting business, and raising capital to drive change in those countries and industries bearing the greatest responsibility for slavery today. The first edition of their Global Slavery Index
(20
13) has country-by-country high and low estimates, with a total estimate of 29.8 million enslaved people worldwide. India has 13.3 to 14.7m enslaved, largely through debt bondage, and China has 2.8 to 3.1m, largely by forced labor and forced marriage.  20 staff, plus researchers and campaigners in the field.  [Note: The 2016 estimate is 45.8m enslaved people in 167 countries, not necessarily an increase, but probably due to better data.  MM]

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