Think you’re having a bad day? Globally, 29.8 million people live in slavery. Right now.
The countries with the highest numbers of enslaved people are India, China, Pakistan, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Russia, Thailand, Democratic Republic of Congo, Myanmar and Bangladesh. Taken together, these countries account for 76% of the total estimate of 29.8 million in modern slavery
Australia ranks 138th on the slavery list…but New Zealand fares better at 159th. In Australia in 2012, 16 victims of modern slavery were officially identified: 11 victims of commercial sexual exploitation and six victims of forced labour.