Resources for investigating modern slavery

Where can you find useful resources, inspiration and tips to investigate modern slavery?

Over the coming months we will be further adding a variety of resources on this page. Please feel free to contact us with any comments or ideas.


About reporting on modern slavery

Thomson Foundation

In February 2021 the Thomson Foundation published Hidden from view: Reporting on human trafficking and modern slavery, including an eight-point guide for journalists covering human trafficking and modern slavery.


The Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN) has an online library of with several interesting sections in this field:


Data, facts & figures on modern slavery

United Nations

On 2 February 2021 the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) published the fifth Global Report of Trafficking in Persons. It provides an overview of patterns and flows of trafficking in persons at global, regional and national levels. It also contains thematic chapters on socioeconomic conditions, child trafficking, forced labour, and internet technologies.


Inspirational stories