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)