Over 40 million people live in slavery worldwide | DW News

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More people are living in slavery today than at any other time in history. Slavery impacts over 40 million people worldwide, women and girls make up around 70 percent of the victims.

In Pakistan, a lack of economic opportunities and education contribute to the dark industry of kidnapping people into servitude. Mohammad Arif was abducted and forced to work in quarries for more than two decades before making a daring escape.

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