THE NATURE OF MODERN SLAVERY
Slavery is a huge problem today and it takes many forms:
Trafficking involves recruiting people by force or fraud or deception in order to exploit them for profit. It can also include transportating and accommodating them.
Usually targetting vulnerable people and forcing them to work under threat of punishment.
Similar to Forced Labour. People isolated from those who would protect them, through deception or relocation and trapped into work environments by fear of violence.
Children trapped via work exploitation or forced marriages. The sex industry, armed forces and slave factories are just some of the areas that exploit children.
There has been a significant rise in the number of forced marriage in recent years.
This involves those born to slaves or born to into the family of slaves that have been owned by slave-owning families
Trapped in private work environments for little or no pay that is sometimes offered in exchange for accomodation and food. Not permitted to contact family or ro leave the home. ID documents often held.
Supply Chain Slavery
It is believed that almost 30 million people are trapped in factories all over the world producing cheap products for consumers. Slaves can be found at every stage of the production, from the growing of crops, to the making of fabrics, to packing and distribution and creation.
Currently under Re-construction