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Anti-Slavery international case studies, images and projects

Find out more about the people who are affected by slavery and their stories and discover the projects that Anti-Slavery International undertakes to support those in slavery.

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Find out more about Anti-Slavery International's work on forced labour.

FORCED LABOUR

Forced labour is any work or service which people are forced to do against their will under the threat of some form of punishment. Almost all slavery practices involve some element of forced labour. Read more...

Read the stories and see images of those affected by forced labour here. Forced Labour Case studies and images.ppt (4230.00KB)

BONDED LABOUR

Bonded labour or debt bondage is probably the least well known form of slavery today and yet it is one of the most widely used method of enslaving people.  Read more....

Read the stories and see images of those affected by bonded labour here.

CHILD LABOUR

The International Labour Organization estimates that there are 215 million child labourers aged between five and 17 years old (2010) and that at least 8.4 million of those children are in slavery situations. Read detailed backfround information about child labour here.

Read the stories and see images of children affected by child labour here.

Find out more about Anti-Slavery International's projects which support children in child labour situations:
Forced Child Begging project in Senegal
Child Domestic Work project
Education for children freed from descent based slavery in Niger


TRAFFICKING

According to the International Labour Organization, there are at least 2.45 million people in the world who have been trafficked into forced labour. Those trafficked can be forced to work in a number of industries including agriculture, food processing and sexual exploitation. Read more....

Read the stories and see images of those affected by trafficking here.

Find out more about Anti-Slavery International's work on trafficking.
 

SLAVERY AND WHAT WE BUY

There is evidence of slavery in different stages of the supply chain from the production of raw materials like cocoa and cotton to the manufacturing of goods such as clothes and hand-knotted rugs in factories and even at the final stage when the product reaches the market. Read more.

Read the stories and see images of people in forced labour in the supply chain here.

Find out more about Anti-Slavery International's projects on slavery in the supply chain.



 

bonded labour in India

Bonded labour is probably the least known but widest used form of slavery today
©Pete Pattisson / www.petepattisson.com

 

children in school in Haiti

Trokosi woman, Ghana
©Pete Pattisson / www.petepattisson.com