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An estimated 40.3 million
people are in slavery
In every country around the world, people are working for little or no pay,
controlled by threats, debt, and violence. We call it by many names, but it
amounts to the same thing: modern slavery. Slavery is illegal everywhere, but
it continues to thrive because so many of us don't understand it, don't want to
think about it or don't know how to change it.
What is Modern Slavery?
Learn the definitions, the different forms, and why it’s so difficult to root out.
Most often betrayed by a person they trust, vulnerable people are sold, controlled and criminalized.
Conflict, poverty and other factors can force children out of school, and into sometimes hazardous working conditions.
Products of Slavery
From materials to production, slave labor contributes to many everyday items we own.
Promised a good job overseas, many domestic workers arrive to find exploitation and abuse.