Modern-day slavery, also known as or used interchangeably with terms like slavery, forced labour, bonded labour, child labour and human trafficking, it refers to the conditions where a person’s freedom is restricted while they are forced to render labour or services, regardless of compensation.

It takes place in both developed and developing countries; within national boundaries and across international borders.

Singapore is currently a Tier 2 country on the US Department of State’s Trafficking in Persons report 2018, signifying our country does not fully meet the international standards for the elimination of trafficking. However, the Singapore Government has been making significant efforts to do so, beginning with the establishment of the Singapore Inter-Agency Taskforce on Trafficking in Persons in 2010.