Millions of men, women and children around the world are forced to lead lives as slaves. Although this is often not called slavery, the conditions are
the same. People are sold like objects, forced to work for little or no pay and are at the mercy of their 'employers'.
Slavery exists today despite the fact that it is banned in most of the countries where it is practiced. It is also prohibited by the U.N. Modern slavery
takes various forms and affects people of all ages, sex and race.
A slave is: