Modern slavery takes place in every industry, including in the informal economy. Many victims, in particular women and girls, are subjected to sexual exploitation. However, forced labour is also prevalent in sectors such as agriculture, fishing, domestic work, construction, manufacturing and mining.
Artists have partnered with the ILO to share the realities of modern slavery and ensure that the right of women and men everywhere to work in freedom and dignity is respected.
Award-winning actor Wagner Moura joined the ILO’s 50 for Freedom campaign, which aims to persuade governments around the world to adopt legislation to tackle and help end modern slavery for good.
As a Goodwill Ambassador, Moura will be lending his voice to the millions of victims of modern-day slavery who cannot speak for themselves.
You can join the campaign too.
Award-winning Bangladeshi photojournalist, Ismail Ferdous, exposed the plight of vulnerable workers in an exhibition of his photos at ILO headquarters in Geneva. The exhibition, "So we exist", tells the stories of people in unreachable communities around the world.