Global Slavery Index

Modern slavery:
A hidden, every day problem.

It is a confronting reality that even in the present day, men, women and children all over the world remain victims of modern slavery.

Latest Reports

Read the recent reports released by the Walk Free team

Stacked Odds

Women and girls are disproportionately vulnerable to modern slavery, accounting for 71 per cent of all victims. Our new report, Stacked Odds, examines how females are vulnerable to modern slavery throughout their life cycle.



This publication highlights Commonwealth government action, and inaction, to tackle modern slavery. In 2018, Commonwealth governments committed to achieve Sustainable Development Goal Target 8.7.


Protecting people in a pandemic

This publication examines key risks that COVID-19 presents for migrant and other vulnerable workers and provides practical guidance and current examples of measures that business and government can take to mitigate those risks.


Murky waters

This report reviews the prevalence of slavery in eight countries in the Pacific region, including Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, the Solomon Islands, Tonga, and Vanuatu.

The fight to end modern slavery continues.
We can, and must, do more.

Too often, the onus of eliminating modern slavery is placed only on the countries where the crime is perpetrated. They certainly have a responsibility, but they are not alone in this regard.

An atrocity as large and pervasive as modern slavery requires a united, global response.

Unravel the numbers of modern slavery yourself

Navigate the Global Slavery Index maps and data sets covering prevalence, vulnerability, and government response in full detail.

Also, in addition to examining where modern slavery is perpetrated, this edition exposes where the products of crime are sold and consumed. The importing risk maps show the top five at-risk products imported by G20 countries.

Global Findings

Explore the 2018 global findings, which provides data on the number of people in modern slavery, the factors that make people vulnerable, and government responses for 167 countries.


Understand how all components of the 2018 Global Slavery Index were developed, including the updated prevalence methodology and our analysis of G20 countries’ at-risk imports.

Supply Chains

Discover which products in global supply chains are at risk of being produced by modern slavery and delve into our detailed analysis of the cocoa and fishing industries.

Governments, businesses and consumers must do more.

Help unravel modern slavery by downloading the 2018 report here.


An independent assessment of government progress towards achieving UN Sustainable Development Goal 8.7.

Governments are already significantly behind in their commitment to eradicate modern slavery and achieve UN Sustainable Development Goal 8.7 by 2030.

This report highlights that more needs to be done to spur action and to hold governments to account through an agreed set of measurement indicators on all forms of modern slavery.