The Australia-based Walk Free Foundation
has compiled an index ranking 162 countries by their prevalence of modern slavery. The following countries top the list, by prevalence of population.
Primarily "chattel slavery" in which adults and children are considered "full property of masters."
High poverty contributes to "restavek" - poor children sent to work for wealthier families.
: Weak economy, deteriorating security and growing population contribute to an increase in enslaved children and bonded laborers.
Problems include inter-generational bonded labor, child labor, sexual exploitation and forced marriages.
Primarily forced labor and forced sex work. Country is transit point and destination for modern slavery.