HOW BIG SLAVERY TODAY?
The Global Slavery Index, estimates that there are 45.8 million slaves today, conservative estimates 21 million people. The problem is no one can quite put a number on it because it’s a hidden and illegal in the majority of countries. Either way the problem is huge. The ‘International Labour Organisation’ estimates that forced labour in the private economy generates US$150 billion in illegal profits per year.
FORMS OF MODERN DAY SLAVERY:
Employees working in private homes are forced or coerced into serving and/or fraudulently convinced that they have no option to leave.
Women, men or children that are forced into the commercial sex industry and held against their will by force, fraud or coercion.
Human beings are forced to work under the threat of violence and for no pay. These slaves are treated as property and exploited to create a product for commercial sale.
Individuals that are compelled to work in order to repay a debt and unable to leave until the debt is repaid. It is the most common form of enslavement in the world.
Any enslavement — whether forced labor, domestic servitude, bonded labor or sex trafficking — of a child
Women and children who are forced to marry another without their consent or against their will.