Online Exhibition: Forced Labour around the globe

The EU must stop fuelling forced labour worldwide! 

25 million people worldwide are in forced labour. Almost half of those are in the Asia-Pacific region. 

Forced labour is one of the most extreme forms of human exploitation. It often affects the most marginalized and disenfranchised groups. These people are usually hidden – far away from us here in the EU, their faces and stories unknown. In this online exhibition I want to help making the invisible visible, raise awareness about people suffering under forced labour and modern slavery, and get their stories out. 

It is for them that we as Greens/EFA in the European Parliament are fighting to ban products linked to forced labour.

On the 9th of June, the European Parliament will vote on a resolution to call on President von der Leyen to fulfill her promise, and introduce an effective ban on forced labour products.

From the 6th until the 10th of June we are publishing a set of pictures every day, covering different regions of the world.

Amazing photographers contributed to this effort, and I thank them for bearing witness. Those are:  

Chapter 1: Pakistan

Chapter 2: Thailand

Chapter 3: Democratic Republic Congo

Chapter 4: Brazil

Chapter 5: Myanmar/Thailand