Contemporary slavery runs rampant around the world. An estimated 40.3 million people are in modern slavery around the world, 10 million of whom are children. It’s not uncommon that well renowned companies and corporations, many of whom produce products we use in our everyday lives, uncover cases of modern slavery in their own global supply chains. The pervasiveness of modern slavery means that we endorse it by buying products manufactured with illicit labour.
How can we best address and stop human trafficking and sexual exploitation in our Union? What should external and internal policies focus on?