Latest development on forced labour


  • Almost 21 million people are victims of forced labour – 11.4 million women and girls and 9.5 million men and boys.   
  • Almost 19 million victims are exploited by private individuals or enterprises and over 2 million by the state or rebel groups.   
  • Of those exploited by individuals or enterprises, 4.5 million are victims of forced sexual exploitation.   
  • Those who carry out or support forced labour generate vast illegal profits.    
  • Domestic work, agriculture, construction, manufacturing and entertainment are among the sectors most concerned.   
  • Migrant workers and indigenous people are particularly vulnerable to forced labour. 

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