Forced prostitution is just one form of modern day slavery, the report says. Photo: AFP
Modern slavery in France: The harsh reality that’s ignored
The Local · 10 Mar 2016, 16:13
Published: 10 Mar 2016 16:13 GMT+01:00
Updated: 10 Mar 2016 16:13 GMT+01:00
Human rights chiefs in France have told authorities they must do more to prevent people from being forced to live as “modern day slaves”.
France has come under fire for not devoting enough resources to the fight against modern slavery, in a report published on Thursday by the CNCDH (France’s National Commission for Human Rights),
Not enough people are aware of the scale of modern day slavery in France, the report concluded, adding that many think it relates only to prostitution.
“Human slavery in France is a little known reality,” the commission stated, adding that although sexual exploitation forms a “significant part” of the modern slave trade, it also encompasses domestic slavery, sweatshop workers, and minors who forced to work as beggars and thieves to help criminal organizations….