Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000: Trafficking in Persons Report 2007
The Global March Against Child Labour's research study "Dirty Cotton" A Research on Child Labour, Slavery, Trafficking and Exploitation in Cotton and Cotton Seed Farming in India was launched by Mr Guy Ryder, Deputy Director General, International Labour Organization (ILO) at New Delhi, India. Also present were Mr Virendra Kasana, Councillor, Municipal Corporation of Delhi for C R Park, Senior Advocate Mr Ramesh Gupta and Global March Chairperson Mr Kailash Satyarthi.
South Asia is home about one-quarter of the world's out-of-school population. India and Pakistan together account for 14 million out-of-school children, with another 2 million in Bangladesh and Nepal according to UNESCO Global Monitoring Report 2009. Only one country, Maldives was close to achieving EFA Development Index (EDI), and five out of the six countries covered in the region - Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal and Pakistan - are far from achieving EFA (EDI values below 0.80) goal by 2015.