- It is estimated that at any given time in 2016,40.3 million people have been subjected to modern-day slavery. This figure includes 24.9 million in forced labour and 15.4 million in forced marriage.
- This means that in the world there are 5.4 victims of modern-day slavery per 1,000 people.
- 1 in 4 victims of modern-day slavery are children.
- Of the 24.9 million people trapped in forced labour, 16 million are exploited in the private sector, for example, in domestic work, the construction industry or agriculture; 4.8 million people are victims of forced sexual exploitation; and 4 million people are in state-imposed forced labour.
- Forced labour disproportionately affects women and girls, who account for 99 per cent of victims in the commercial sex industry and 58 per cent in other sectors.
Source: Global Estimate on Child Labour: Results and Trends, 2012-2016, Geneva, September 2017.