Modern Slavery

Labour exploitation was reported the most common type of exploitation in 2018

There are estimated 40.3 million people in modern slavery around the world.

Modern Slavery "Human Trafficking" can affect anybody no matter their age, gender or race. Many people believe modern slavery only happens 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 Great Britain. The home office estimates there are 13,000 victims of modern slavery in the UK.  


What is Human Trafficking?

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

Trafficking in Persons Has Three Constituent Elements:

  • The Act (What is done): Recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring 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.

Forced Labour 

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

Sexual Exploitation

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


Debt Bondage 

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


Forced Marriage 

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

Descent-based Slavery

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


Child Labour 

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