45.8 million people are enslaved in the world today.
They may be held in debt bondage on fishing boats, held against their will as domestic servants or trapped in brothels by threats of violence. Though every country has declared it illegal, modern slavery in these and many other forms still exists today.
MEDIA RELEASE: Welcome action on modern slavery legislation inquiry
The Walk Free Foundation is delighted with today’s Australian Government announcement of an inquiry into the adoption of national legislation to combat modern slavery.
Innovation – Evolution – PARTNERSHIP!
By Professor Kevin Bales CMG
Every great change begins with an idea and a start-up, whether it is the transformation of the world through computer technology, or the beginning of the end of slavery. All start-ups evolve in a challenging environment, and in time those that survive and prosper tend to join together – maximising skills, human and financial resources, and reach. Today, 25 years into the fourth great anti-slavery movement in human history, consolidation and partnership is the theme of the hour.