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An independent collective whose mission is to contribute to the fight against the global epidemic of modern slavery by convening change-makers and raising awareness.

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There are an estimated 40.3 million people in modern slavery around the world, including:

10M Children

24.9MPEOPLE IN FORCED LABOUR

15.4MPEOPLE IN FORCED MARRIAGE

4.8MPEOPLE 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

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.  

– ANTI-SLAVERY INTERNATIONAL –

Global estimates of modern slavery: Forced labour and forced marriage. International Labour Office (ILO) and Walk Free Foundation, 2017 ➞ 

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