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World Day Against Trafficking in Persons | July 30

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons is observed every year internationally on July 30.  This day was created to raise awareness about the serious crime of modern slavery and human trafficking and to promote and protect the rights of affected individuals.

The number of people experiencing modern slavery and human trafficking globally has increased to an estimated 49.6 million people on any given day.  This means worldwide approximately:

  • 27.6 million people are experiencing forced labour and sexual exploitation
  • 22 million individuals are experiencing forced marriages

Women and girls make up an estimated 11.8 million of those experiencing forced labour and sexual exploitation around the world.

Children make up more than an estimated 3.3 million of those experiencing forced labour and sexual exploitation globally.

Source: Global Estimates of Modern Slavery: Forced Labour and Forced Marriage - International Labour Organization (ILO), Walk Free, and International Organization for Migration (IOM), Geneva, 2022

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