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ILO Report: Modern slavery witnesses 25% increase in five years

As per the International Labour Organisation (ILO), 50 million people or nearly one of every 150 people in the world had been living in modern slavery in the year 2021 compared to 40 million in 2016, which has witnessed a jump of 25% in the last 5 years. in which 28 million were in forced labour and 22 million people were trapped in forced marriage.

  • As per the report, almost one in eight in forced labour or 3.3 million have been children and more than half of these have been in commercial sexual exploitation.
  • The report finds an estimated 22 million people are in forced marriage in 2021.

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