What is HUMAN TRAFFICKING?
Human Trafficking is the recruitment, smuggling, transporting, harboring, buying or selling of a person through force, threats, fraud, deception, or coercion for the purposes of exploitation, prostitution, pornography, migrant work, sweat shops, domestic servitude, forced labor, bondage, peonage or involuntary servitude.
27 million people are enslaved globally. The industry profits $32 billion annually.
80% of the victims are women, and HALF are children under the age of 18.
The average age of a girl entering into forced prostitution is between 12-13 years old.
It is estimated that up to 300,000 prostituted children live on the streets in the U.S. (National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, 1999
It is estimated that two children per minute are trafficked for sexual exploitation.
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Not for Sale by David Batstone