Thank you for attending the Freedom Forum! Whether you’re just learning about modern slavery, or you’re an expert activist, we’re excited to join you as we push for change.
Modern Slavery Facts
Getting educated is the first step to making a difference against modern slavery. Here are some facts to get you started.
- An estimated 40 million people are in modern slavery worldwide.
- Forced labor generates an estimated $150 billion each year, making it the 2nd largest international crime.
- Worldwide it is estimated that one in four victims are children.
- Human trafficking is the act of recruiting or transferring a person by means of coercion, abduction or deception for the purpose of exploitation.
- While most people assume trafficking for sexual exploitation to be the larger problem, labor trafficking is much more common.
- Over 8,700 cases of human trafficking were reported to the US National Hotline in 2017.