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Person in the Shadows

Modern Slavery

In 2021 for adult victims, labour exploitation was the most prevalent reported form of modern slavery.

What is Modern Slavery?

Modern Slavery "Human Trafficking" can affect anybody no matter their age, gender or race. It is the exploitation of people for personal or commercial gain. Many people believe modern slavery only exists in third world countries. This is not the case, the issue is much more wide spread than you believe. In fact, no country is free from modern slavery, even the United Kingdom.


According to the NRM In 2022, 16,938 potential victims of modern slavery were referred to the Home Office representing a 33% increase compared to the preceding year.


What is Human Trafficking?

Human trafficking is the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring, or receipt of persons by improper means (such as force, abduction, fraud, or coercion) for an improper purpose including forced labour or sexual exploitation.


Those who are trafficked have little or no choice in what happens to them and usually suffer abuse from threats of violence against them and/or their family. Learn how to spot the signs and help save a victim of slavery from a life of exploitation.

Trafficking in Persons Has Three Constituent Elements:

  • The Act (What is done): Recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons​.

  • The Means (How it is done): Threat or use of force, coercion, abduction, fraud, deception, abuse of power or vulnerability, or giving payments or benefits to a person controlling the victim.​

  • The Purpose (Why it is done): For exploitation, which includes prostitution, sexual exploitation, forced labour, slavery or similar practices and the removal of organs.


Types of Exploitation

People are forced to do work/services against their will and if they do not obey they will be punished.

People borrow money they cannot repay and are required to work to pay off the debt.

When people are born into slavery as their parents are already trapped in slavery.

When a person is coerced or forced into taking part in sexual activity, usually in order to pay back debt.

When someone is married against their will and they cannot escape the situation as they will be punished. 

When a child is exploited for someone else’s gain. It can include child trafficking, child soldiers, child marriage and child domestic slavery.

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