A new report released today by the United Nations states that there were 40 Million people trapped in slavery in 2016. 71% of these are women and girls. Read the article here.
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About a quarter of modern slavery victims were children, including those forced to marry as children and those in sexual exploitation. About 1 million children were victims of commercial sexual exploitation in 2016 and 3.8 million adults were in forced sexual exploitation. Women and girls accounted for 99% of sexual exploitation victims and 88% of forced marriage victims.