There are an estimated 40 million modern slavery victims worldwide, including 25 million people in forced labour conditions and 15 million in forced marriages.
A closer look at these numbers shows modern slavery disproportionately affects women and girls, and it is an intrinsically international phenomenon as many modern slavery victims are trafficked across borders and therefore are not citizens of the countries in which they are held.
This complicates governments’ and civil society organizations’ ability to help those affected through regulation, reporting and policing structures.
Throughout June, the Common Futures Conversations (CFC) community has been discussing and developing policy solutions to modern slavery. For this webinar, Chatham House brings together leading decision-makers working on modern slavery with young community leaders to discuss possible policy approaches and highlight case-studies from across Africa and Europe.
CFC is a flagship Chatham House initiative which aims to engage young community leaders from Africa and Europe and work with them to develop their perspectives on key global challenges such as climate change, conflict, and societal inequality.
Dr Anne T. Gallagher, Director-General, Commonwealth Foundation
Dame Sara Thornton, UK Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner
Chair: Adhieu Majok, Member, Common Futures Conversations, South Sudan and UK