Effective eradication of modern slavery

Slavery is not a thing of the past but has simply morphed from chattel slavery into forced labour and debt bondage. While consumers are preoccupied with cheap labour and goods, and businesses aren't held accountable for their supply chains, we continue to fuel this US$150 billion profit-making industry.

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Wallis, A. Effective eradication of modern slavery. Nat Hum Behav 1, 0089 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-017-0089

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