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