Human Trafficking "the modern version of slavery"

Human trafficking is defined as the illegal, modern day, form of slavery. Every day people are smuggled and or traded for the purposes of work or exploitation. Approximately 80% of trafficking involves sexual exploitation, and 19% involves labor exploitation.

The International Labour Organization estimates that women and girls represent the largest share of forced labor victims with 11.4 million trafficked victims (55%) compared to 9.5 million (45%) men. The average age of trafficking victims is 12.

Photo: On the left is Labour exploitation where the percentage for men is 60% while the women is 40%. On the right is Sexual exploitation where the percentage for men is 2% and the women is 98%.

Human trafficking victims are sold for the purposes of prostitution, involuntary servitude, and forced sex acts for the purpose of pornography.

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services estimated that between 240,000 and 325,000 children are at risk for sexual exploitation each year. Children who are considered runaways are at particular risk of prostitution or of being trafficked into the sex industry. Of the 1,682,900 children who were considered runaways for a period of time in 1999, 71% were considered at risk for prostitution

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