Globally

Globally, there are over 45.8 million people trapped in slavery (ILO estimate). Across the world, an estimated 10-15 million of slaves are children (1 in 4). 

Slavery is concentrated in the Asia-Pacific region, mostly with people forced into labour or bonded labour. Anti-Slavery International estimated that 30.4 million slaves are held in this region. 

Africa – 9.1 million people are in slavery. 

The Americas – 2.1 million people are in slavery. 

In developed economies, 1.5. million people are in slavery and 16 million victims are exploited in economic activities. 

4.8 million people are forced into sexual exploitation globally. 99% of people trafficked for sexual exploitation are women or girls. 

A horrific 4.1 million people in slavery are exploited by governments across the globe. 

Finally, in total, the industry of slavery and human trafficking makes over $180 billion on illegal profits annually. Slavery is existing everywhere. 

Global prevelance of Slavery in 2018. From the Global Slavery Index (2018 figures). Click the image to visit the Global Slavery Index interactive map.

Global vulnerability of people to slavery in 2018. From the Global Slavery Index (2018 figures). Click the image to visit the Global Slavery Index interactive map.