Slavery is an issue as old as time and will continue to exist for as long as enslavers get away with it without consequences. Bringing justice to the victims of slavery, however, is not an easy task. Information regarding human trafficking and all types of forced labor is scarce even today. This makes it very difficult to gather data that allows for effective policymaking. But, the first step to solving every problem is to be informed about it, no matter how poor the available information on it is. Below we present you with a list modern day slavery facts:


SLAVERY FACTS: BASIC CONCEPTS

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SLAVERY FACTS: THE FACES OF SLAVERY

Shown below are different forms of modern slavery, as described by the 2015 TIP report from the US Government and this article from The Guardian:


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SLAVERY FACTS: TO WHOM IS IT HAPPENING?

The slavery facts from this section were taken from this article, found in the United Nations Information Service (UNIS) website. Information was also taken from this article on Dosomething.org and this article on the International Labour Organization website.


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SLAVERY FACTS: WHERE IS IT HAPPENING?

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SLAVERY FACTS:  HOW IS MODERN SLAVERY BEING USED?

SLAVERY FACTS: LEARN MORE AND INFORM YOURSELF

Slavery is a widespread, pressing issue. With such a vast extent, it may be affecting someone near you. We highly encourage you to keep yourself informed with the latest slavery facts and statistics. Below you can find reading material, besides the sources cited above: