Human Trafficking Worldwide
The International Labour Organization and the United Nations estimate that there about 40.3 million victims of human trafficking.
Human trafficking and forced labor is a $150 billion industry worldwide.
WHO ARE THE VICTIMS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING?
ACCORDING TO THE UNITED NATIONS:
- 75% are women and girls.
- 25% are children.
- 95% of victims experience physical or sexual violence while trafficked.
- 43% of trafficking victims are used for sex slavery.
- 98% of victims of sexual slavery are women and girls.
WHO IS TRAFFICKED INTO THE SEX INDUSTRY?
- Human trafficking affects every continent and every type of economy.
- 161 countries are reported to be either source, transition, or destination countries for human trafficking.
- 95% of victims experience physical or sexual violence during trafficking.
- Girls aged 12 and under are highly valued by traffickers because they're more impressionable and easier to train.
- Many of these girls lack family support and are not educated.
- Many have histories of physical and sexual abuse.
- Traffickers know that younger girls struggle less and are more open to their new family unit, especially those who come from broken families.
- For many clients around the world, virginity is highly valued and cost more.
- Victims are often forced through physical violence to engage in sex acts.
- Such force includes rape, imprisonment, starvation, torture, threats, and psychological abuse.
- Using false identification, the trafficker can make his victim older if it helps with the authorities.