Modern day slavery by National Institute of Design
Modern slavery is the severe exploitation of other people for personal or commercial gain.
Modern slavery is all around us but often just out of sight. People can become entrapped making our clothes,
serving our food, picking our crops, working in factories, or working in houses as cooks, cleaners, or nannies.
From the outside, it can look like a normal job. But people are being controlled – they can face violence or
threats, be forced into inescapable debt, or have had their passport taken away and are being threatened with
deportation. Many have fallen into this oppressive trap simply because they were trying to escape poverty or
insecurity, improve their lives and support their families. Now, they can’t leave.
Data collected for this project was from the Global Slavery Index, 2018 publishing.