Fundamental freedoms are withheld, and enslaved people cannot leave because of threats, violence, coercion, deception, and abuse of power. Modern slavery disproportionately affects women and girls, who make up 71% of total victims.
Human trafficking is fueled by generational cycles of poverty and exploitation.
of trafficked women are forced to marry without their consent
are victims of forced labor – including bonded labor, domestic servitude, commercial sexual exploitation, and child labor
also known as “debt bondage,” forces individuals to work in order to repay a debt. They are unable to leave until the debt is repaid.
is often in private homes where people are forced into serving and convinced that they have no option to leave.
Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSE)
affects men, women, and children who are objectified by the sex industry and held against their will through fraud or coercion.
is the enslavement (bonded labor, domestic servitude, forced labor, or CSE) of a child.
predominantly affects women and girls who are forced to marry without their consent.
Fighting Trafficking on Multiple Fronts
- Women and girls vulnerable to trafficking
We provide training in life skills and technical skills
- Social enterprises and local organizations
We build up their capacity to serve survivors and at-risk women
- Private sector employers
We connect women to jobs and promote fair labor standards
- Corporate brands and consumers
We create transparent supply chains by connecting corporate brands with responsible sourcing and consumers with ethically-made products
- General Public We raise awareness about human trafficking and advocate for an end to modern-day slavery