Learn about human trafficking

 

What is Human Trafficking?

Human Trafficking is the illegal movement of people, typically for the purposes of forced labor or commercial sexual exploitation (Sex Trafficking).

  • Generally people are unaware that there are more slaves in the world today than during the 400 years of the transatlantic slave trade combined.

  • According to a recent fall report by the International Labor Organization, globally there are an estimated 40 million people owned by slave masters who use violence and manipulation to trap those who are vulnerable.

  • It is estimated that the business of Human Trafficking exceeds $150 billion annually, $99 billion coming from the sex trafficking industry alone.


It is second largest and fastest growing illegal business in the world.
Human trafficking is “one of the great human rights causes of our time. It ought to concern every person, because it’s a debasement of our common humanity. It ought to concern every community, because it tears at the social fabric. It ought to concern every business, because it distorts markets. It ought to concern every nation, because it endangers public health and fuels violence and organized crime. I’m talking about the injustice, the outrage, of human trafficking, which must be called by its true name—modern slavery.”

– President Barack Obama

 

Sex trafficking thrives in this economy because it is a low-­risk endeavor with high-earnings potential and a low barrier to entry.