There are an estimated 50 million people in modern slavery around the world, including:
28M PEOPLE IN FORCED LABOUR
3 MILLION ARE CHILDREN
22M PEOPLE IN FORCED MARRIAGE
9 MILLION ARE CHILDREN
54% women or young girls
“Nearly 1 of every 150 people in the world are living in modern slavery”
WALKFREE GLOBAL SLAVERY INDEX
Someone is in slavery if they are…
- Forced to work – through coercion, or mental or physical threat
- Owned or controlled by an ’employer’ – through mental or physical abuse or the threat of abuse
- Dehumanised – treated as a commodity or bought and sold as ‘property’
- Physically constrained or have restrictions placed on their freedom of movement.
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