There are an estimated 49.6 million people in modern slavery around the world, including:
28MPEOPLE IN FORCED LABOUR
22MPEOPLE IN FORCED MARRIAGE
6.3MPEOPLE IN FORCED SEXUAL EXPLOITATION
“Almost three quarters of migrants attempting to cross the Central Mediterranean have experienced exploitation and human trafficking”
INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATION FOR MIGRATION (2016)
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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