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Modern slavery

Source: International Labour Organization (ILO) and Walk Free Foundation, Global Estimates of Modern Slavery: Forced Labour and Forced Marriage, Geneva, 2017


Data from the ILO and the Australian Walk Free Foundation estimate the number of individuals working in slave conditions, as well as identifying its forms and geography. The diagram and maps show that 25 million people in the world undergo forced labor (exploitation, sex, and inflicted by the state), mainly in Asia-Pacific and in Europe and Central Asia (with a prevalence of 3.5 to 4.8 per 1,000), and that 15 million undergo forced marriage (most of them women and children), especially in Asia-Pacific and Africa (where it is most prevalent).


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