Modern Slavery Statistics

Today, most people usually think of slavery in terms of history classes they have taken, or movies they have seen. The fact is, modern slavery is just as real, just as brutal, and just as inhuman as any history book. Modern slavery controls, and in some cases claims, the lives of tens of millions of people across the globe. To give you an idea of what exactly modern slavery looks like, we've collected statistics from top sources to give you the best picture possible. We want to present you with modern slavery facts, so that you know exactly what it is we are trying to fight:

Statistics Last Updated December 2, 2021


Children enslaved  (2016, International Labour Office)


People enslaved (2012, Global Slavery Index)


Women and girls (2016, International Labour Office)

$150 Billion

Est. human trafficking profit (2018, Relief Web)


Let's abolish modern slavery, together.


World Day against
Trafficking in Person

The United Nations has designated July 30 World Day against Trafficking in Persons, with the world striving to meet a U.N. goal to end forced labour and modern slavery by 2030. 


The International Day for the
Abolition of Slavery

December 2nd marks the date of the adoption, by the General Assembly, of the United Nations Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others (resolution 317(IV) of 2 December 1949).

The focus of this day is on eradicating contemporary forms of slavery, such as trafficking in persons, sexual exploitation, the worst forms of child labour, forced marriage, and the forced recruitment of children for use in armed conflict.


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2011 Modern Slavery Statistics

Just a few years ago, the statistics were estimated at 27 Million

 Source: Polaris Project, Kevin Bales of Free The Slaves

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