10 Quick Facts About Modern Day Slavery

1. Modern day slavery is also known as human trafficking.

2. Human trafficking includes 3 elements: act (what is done) + means (how it is done) + purpose (why it is done)

3. There are estimated 45 million slaves in our world today.

4. The two most common forms of slavery are forced labor (68%) and sexual exploitation (22%).

5. Over half of those enslaved today are women and girls.

6. One (1) out of every three (3) victims of slavery are children.

7. On average a slave costs $90.

8. India has more slaves than any other country (14 million).

9. Mauritania has the highest percentage of its population living in slavery (4%).

10. Slavery is illegal in almost every country, but happens all over the world.