We estimate there are 40.3 million people in modern slavery.
Learn more about the 2017 Global Estimates of Modern Slavery, produced by the Walk Free Foundation and International Labour Organization, in partnership with the International Organization for Migration.
Government intervention can have an immediate impact.
We call on Governments of the top ten economies of the world to enact laws, at least as strong as the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015, with a budget and capability to ensure organisations are held to account for modern slavery in their supply chains, and to empower independent oversight.
Almost every country in the world has laws against modern slavery.
But very few governments have sought to hold business to account.