Labour exploitation

Victims of labor exploitation are sometimes not aware that they are being exploited. Not only the low wage, but also missing documents and employment contracts or an isolated workplace can be indications of exploitation. 

Find out more in our collection of media reports.

Slave markets found on Instagram and other apps

Drive around the streets of Kuwait and you won't see these women. They are behind closed doors, deprived of their basic rights, unable to leave and at risk of being sold to the highest bidder.

Officers identify 715 potential victims of labour exploitation in two pan-european joint action days

Between 14 and 20 September 2020, Europol supported two Europe-wide joint action days against human trafficking for labour exploitation.

Press Release Europol (06.10.2020)

One in eight Ukrainians ready to accept a job offer that can lead to exploitation

To cross the border illegally; to work without official employment contract, illegal production and in a closed space.