Publications on forced labour

January 2004

  1. Publication

    A Rapid Assessment of Bonded Labour in Pakistan's Mining Sector

    03 January 2004

    This paper, written by Mr Ahmad Salim, of the Sustainable Development Policy Institute in Islamabad, deals with bonded labour in Pakistan’s mining sector.

  2. Publication

    A rapid assessment of bonded labour in hazardous industries in Pakistan: glass bangle-making, tanneries and construction

    03 January 2004

    This paper examines labour arrangements and bonded labour in three hazardous industrial sectors in Pakistan: construction, glass bangle-making and tanneries. The research and analysis was undertaken by a team of researchers from the Collective for Social Science Research in Karachi. The same team also investigated domestic work and begging, the results of which are reported in another Working Paper.

  3. Publication

    A rapid assessment of bonded labour in domestic work and begging in Pakistan

    03 January 2004

    This paper examines labour arrangements and bonded labour in domestic work and begging. The research and analysis was undertaken by a team of researchers from the Collective for Social Science Research in Karachi. The same team also investigated domestic work and begging, the results of which are reported in another Working Paper.

  4. Publication

    A rapid assessment of bonded labour in the carpet industry of Pakistan

    03 January 2004

    This paper , written by Dr Zafar Mueen Nasir, of the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics in Islamabad, deals with on bonded labour in Pakistan’s carpet-weaving sector.

  5. Publication

    Unfree labour in Pakistan: work, debt and bondage in brick kilns

    03 January 2004

    This paper on bonded labour in Pakistan’s brick sector was prepared by a team of researchers / activists from the Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research (PILER) in Karachi.

  6. Publication

    Bonded Labour in agriculture: a rapid assessment in Punjab and North West frontier province, Pakistan

    03 January 2004

    This Working Paper is one of a series of Rapid Assessments of bonded labour in Pakistan, each of which examines a different economic sector. Dr G. M. Arif, of the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE) in Islamabad, is the author of this paper on bonded labour in the agriculture sector in Punjab and North West Frontier Province.

  7. Publication

    Bonded Labour in agriculture: a rapid assessment in Sindh and Balochistan, Pakistan

    03 January 2004

    This Working Paper is one of a series of Rapid Assessments of bonded labour in Pakistan, each of which examines a different economic sector. The aim of these studies is to inform the implementation of the Government of Pakistan’s National Policy and Plan of Action for the Abolition of Bonded Labour, adopted in 2001. Maliha Hussein and her collaborators were responsible for preparation of this paper on bonded labour in the agriculture sector in Sindh and Balochistan provinces. It should be read in conjunction with a companion paper that covers Punjab and North West Frontier Province.

  8. Publication

    Forced Labour: Definition, Indicators and Measurement

    03 January 2004

    This paper represents a first step to estimate the global magnitude of forced labour. It describes the various forms of forced labour in existence, reviews available indicators of forced labour, summarises and discusses some methods that have been used for measurement, and provides some guidance for future work on the subject.

August 2003

  1. Publication

    Developing Better Indicators of Human Trafficking

    01 August 2003

    Although combating human trafficking has become a growing political priority for many governments around the world, available information about the magnitude of the problem remains very limited. One of the biggest gaps in our understanding of trafficking is in the area of statistics and data collection. Despite the growing literature on human trafficking, much of the information on the actual number of persons trafficked is unclear and relatively few studies are based on extensive research.

March 2002

  1. Publication

    Human traffic human rights: redefining victim protection

    01 March 2002

    This report looks at measures taken to protect trafficked people in ten different countries: Belgium, Colombia, Italy, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Poland, Thailand, Ukraine, United Kingdom and the United States.