ICI Documents 8 August 2018

ICI Summary and Analysis: 2018 Global Slavery Index

The Global Slavery Index (GSI) measures world-wide slavery estimates and conditions by country and identifies the steps that governments are taking to respond to the issue. The term “modern slavery” covers a set of specific legal concepts including, forced labour, debt bondage, forced marriage, slavery and slavery-like practices, and human trafficking. The Global Slavery Index is an annual publication by the Walk Free Foundation.

The 2018 report findings estimate that:

  • 3 million men, women, and children were victims of modern slavery in 2016
  • 9 million of modern slavery victims are in forced labour and 15.4 million people were living in a forced marriage in 2016
  • Cocoa is among the top 5 products at risk of modern slavery practices imported by G20 countries

This analysis from ICI summarises key findings from the report, which includes a special focus on forced labour and child labour in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana.

Read the ICI analysis of the 2018 Global Slavery Index

Access the original report: Walk Free Foundation, Global Slavery Index, 2018

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