While the overall prevalence of child labor has been decreasing, its worst forms — like sex trafficking, forced military participation, and dangerous mine work — are showing very little progress.
— Marilu Gresens, Human Rights Lawyer, Maplecroft

Child Trafficking FAST Facts

  • Human trafficking is the illegal recruitment of people and children by threat or coercion for forced labor and/or sexual exploitation.

  • Almost half of the 30 million “modern slaves” in the world are from India.  (2013 Global Slavery Index)

  • 1.3 million people in India are estimated in "forced labor" or "slavery" of manual scavenging of human waste making 1 rupee ($0.02) each day or just bread for the day. (International Dalit Solidarity Network)

  • 10 Countries account for 76% of the total 30 million estimate.  They include: India, China, Pakistan, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Russia, Thailand, Democratic Republic of Congo, Myanmar and Bangladesh.  (2013 Global Slavery Index)

  • Human/Child Trafficking is one of the fastest growing crimes in the world.  Human/Child trafficking is the world’s second largest criminal enterprise, after drugs. (U.S. State Department)

  • The global market of child trafficking totals over $12 billion a year with over 1.2 million child victims.  (UNICEF)

  • More than 85 million children worldwide are subject to the worst forms of child labor, including trafficking for commercial sex exploitation and hazardous physical labor. (World Vision)

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