WHAT IS I EXIST

I EXIST is a program to make visible a modern phenomenon too often ignored. Slavery is the result of poverty, and it generates poverty. Mani Tese wants to contribute to a global mobilisation, and to raise awareness on the manifestations of modern slavery through projects of international development cooperation, actions of awareness raising and education to global citizenship, and through the engagement of civil society.

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A CHILD LABOURER IS A CHILD IN POVERTY

Children’s forced work is detrimental to their health, their development, their freedom and their well-being. A working child is often destined to become a poor adult, at risk of marginalisation.

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Modern Slavery

Today between 21 and 35 million people are victims of modern forms of slavery, generating nearly 139 billion euros of profits every year. Some widespread characteristics distinguish slavery from other human rights violations, such as being forced to work under threat, physical and psychological abuses or the threats of such abuses, being deprived of human dignity and of the freedom of movement.

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