Marimekko chart showing the population in modern slavery by region and country

Modern Slavery by Country and Region

There are almost 46 million people in modern slavery throughout the world, according to data from the Global Slavery Index.  Over 2/3 of all people in modern slavery are in Asia with 55% in four in India, China, Pakistan and Bangladesh.  People in modern slavery (also known as contemporary slavery) include those in bonded labor, forced migrant labor and child labor.  The Marimekko chart below presents the number of people in modern slavery by country grouped by region:

Modern Slavery Worldwide

The Global Slavery Index provided a data download to Excel.  I used this to create a PivotTable.  I then created a Marimekko chart in Excel based on the PivotTable data.  I copied this chart into PowerPoint for final editing.  I added a 100% row to the chart so that I could show the number of people in modern slavery in each country as a proportion of the total number in modern slavery worldwide.  I also added a data row to show the percentage in each region.  I grouped all countries with under 200,000 people in modern slavery into the "Other" series in each bar.  I then used annotation to show the labels for the 9 thinnest segments in Asia above the bar.   Here is the chart in SlideShare to download and edit using Mekko Graphics: