Cambodia sex slavery 2010
Workers continue to experience forced and excessive overtime as a result of factory practices and pressure from actors along the supply chain.
Workers unable or unwilling to perform overtime are subject to dismissal, wage reductions and punitive transfers from a monthly wage to a piece-rate wage where income is dependent on the number of garments individuals produce.
To date, Cambodian victims of forced labour on fishing vessels continue to be repatriated, including a group of 59 trafficked fishermen who experienced slave-like conditions on Thai vessels fishing in Indonesian waters in 2015.
Out of the estimated 201,000 people in forced labour, the Walk Free survey found an estimated 60 percent of victims of forced labour were in the manufacturing sector, some of whom may have been employed in the apparel sector.
A literature review found no available research on forced marriage, highlighting the need for further investigation.
Some limited figures are available on the prevalence of early marriages.
Uzbekistan is the world’s sixth largest producer of cotton.
Cambodian children are exploited as beggars in Cambodian cities and surrounding tourist hot spots like Angkor Wat, as well as abroad in Thailand and Vietnam.
There is limited data indicating the extent of children trafficked into this situation; however, estimates from Friends International research suggest as many as 80 percent of child beggars in Thailand are Cambodian.
In 2014, the Cambodian apparel industry exported US.7 billion worth of goods, roughly one-third of Cambodia's GDP.
Garment workers producing for international apparel brands experience high levels of serious labour rights abuses—conditions which sometimes amount to modern slavery.