No, slavery did not end with the abolition in the 19th century. Yes, slavery does still exist in many forms today.

  • 20-30 million people are trapped in some sort of slavery today
  • Slavery generates over $150 billion PER YEAR
  • about 1 in 5 victims of slavery is a child, with an average age of 12-14 years old

types of slavery

Human Trafficking

When someone is taken away from their home or family and transported to another city or country, typically under false promises of new opportunities and a better life. Victims are stripped of their identities and then forced to work against their will. 

Forced Labor

Any work or service an individual is forced to do, against their will, under the threat of punishment, with little to no pay.

Bonded Labor

Victims are born into slavery, forced to pay a loan, sometimes from generations before them. These people are often indebted through deception and a system stacked against them.