Modern Slavery

Updated 09/08/2017

The Global Slavery Index estimates that in 2016, around 40.3 million people world wide were living in some form of slavery, with around 136,000 in the UK. While slavery is illegal throughout the world it still exists in the form of forced labour of children and adults; bonded labour (work in order to repay a debt); sexual exploitation; and forced marriage. While drugs can be sold once, human beings can be sold again and again.

In the developed world most people end up in slavery through human trafficking.