Why We Need a Global Fund Model to Fight Modern Slavery

GFEMS article published in Delta 8.7: “Modern slavery is a crime of economic opportunity that is present in every country, driven in part by a supply of vulnerable populations and a demand for cheap goods and services. With more than 25 million people enslaved globally (according to the Global Estimates, 40.3 million people are in slavery globally, of which 15.3 million are in forced marriage) modern slavery exists at the intersection of global trends such as migration, organized crime, illegal migration, national security and global business operations.

Tackling modern slavery promises reverberating impacts: Eliminating slavery from supply chains equalizes the market; children who are not forced to work remain in school longer, contributing over the long term to the formal economy; and migration can be safe when people are not traded as commodities.”

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Sara Beatty