Recent scrutiny on the plight of Uyghur people in East Turkistan, who are being forced work in appalling conditions has increased awareness of modern slavery.

The number of slaves worldwide is estimated at between 38 and 46 million, and many are involved in manufacture of products that make it into Australian homes.

New legislation aims to stop the import of goods connected to forced and slave labour.

Produced By: Annie Hastwell

Featured In Story: Ramila Chanisheff from the Australian Uyghur Tangritagh Women’s Association.

First aired on The Wire, Wednesday, 07 July 2021