What is Modern Day Slavery?

 

Slavery exists on every continent, in almost every country. It comes in many forms, including trafficking, child marriage, debt bondage, and forced labor.

In whatever form, all victims lack one thing—freedom.

 
 
 

Who is Enslaved?

 

 

30M

people in the world today are slaves.

24M

are women and children.

12M

are underage children.

 
 

The average age of a modern day slave is 12 years old. That’s right. 12.

Enslaved women and children struggle to live normal lives. Some struggle when they’re forced to prostitute themselves. Others struggle as they work without pay. They live in constant fear—fear of those who hold power over them, fear of what the next day holds. They struggle to have hope.