Modern slavery is all around us, even though most of us do not even realise it. 21 million women, men and children are trapped in slavery, three out of every 1,000 people worldwide. 4.5 million are victims of sexual exploitation.
In its report on Italy, GRETA is concerned by the lack of a national anti-trafficking action plan and urges the Italian authorities to do more to increase public awareness and discourage demand as a root cause of trafficking.
As well-informed citizens, consumers, customers, we can play a role in fighting human trafficking and slavery, both through our individual choices and actions, and through collective initiatives and campaigns.