Forced labour is morally unacceptable. No child, woman or man should suffer this serious human rights violation.
By harnessing the huge untapped potential of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) we can turn the tide on forced labour. ILO GBNFL’s eight success factors empower SMEs to fully play their role.
“Devli was born into bonded labour in a stone quarry in India.
Sitting in my car immediately after her rescue, the eight-year-old asked:
‘Why did you not come earlier?’
Her angry question still shakes me – and has the power to shake the world.
What are we waiting for?”
Kailash Satyarthi, Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, 2014