Modern slavery may be a global problem, but it is not an intractable one. Together we can be the last generation living with the man-made problem of slavery.
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We conservatively estimate 40.3 million people around the world are living in modern slavery. That is more than any other time in human history.
Consider how you and your classmates and teachers can get involved in the fight to end modern slavery.
No industry is slavery-free, but the way it manifests can be very different.
Ask your faith leaders to prepare religious services on modern slavery or guest speakers.
Vote for leaders that will prioritise modern slavery. Want to know how your government is performing?
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Stand with women and girls
Tell brands to protect their workers
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Stand with women and girls
Romanian girls dressed as brides in cages march in Bucharest during a film promotional event and to draw attention to the dangers of human trafficking and sexual exploitation.
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As a consumer, YOU have more power than you realise. Each and every one of us has an opportunity to raise our voices to ensure exploitation doesn’t continue as a normalised standard in global supply chains.
Not sure what to say? Use this template to reach out to your favourite brands.
I am your customer/a potential customer, and I love your products.
However, I am concerned that I couldn’t find information on how your products are made and whether the workers who made them are treated with dignity. Due diligence and transparency are key to ending modern slavery in supply chains.
Could you please therefore tell me what your business is doing to ensure that workers in your supply chain are not experiencing modern slavery, including forced labour?
I encourage you to visit Walk Free’s Business and Investor Toolkit designed to help you take action to improve human rights standards in supply chains and combat forced labour, human trafficking and other forms of modern slavery.
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Donate to existing initiatives, projects, or organisations, particularly those which are community or survivor led.
Support domestic workers in the Middle East
Support the eradication of modern slavery in hotspots around the world
Empower survivors around the world
One in every 130 females globally is living in modern slavery. Our new report examines how females are vulnerable to modern slavery throughout their life cycle.
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