Sex Trafficking Facts
Sex trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery in which individuals perform commercial sex through the use of force, fraud, or coercion. Minors under the age of 18 engaging in commercial sex are considered to be victims of human trafficking, regardless of the use of force, fraud, or coercion.
According to the Department of Defense human trafficking is one of the world’s fastest growing crime. And reports show traffickers are reaping huge profits off the crime. According to an Equality Now fact sheet, the sex trafficking industry pulls in an estimated $99 billion each year.
According to data from the UN, 51 percent of victims are women while another 20 percent are girls, accounting for 71 percent of victims.
Date from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime’s 2016 Global Report on Trafficking in Persons, 54 percent of all trafficking victims in 2014 were trafficked for the purpose of sexual exploitation.
We are an international organisation dedicated to the recovery of women and children who have endured extreme abuses. We are working to see communities free and healed from the trauma of human slavery, trafficking and abuse.
Since 1992, our international network of lawyers, activists and supporters have held governments responsible for ending legal inequality, sex trafficking, sexual violence & harmful practices, such as female genital mutilation (FGM) & “child marriage”
ZOE Foundation Australia deploys anti-trafficking prevention measures; rescues and restores children; provides comprehensive care for orphans; trains leaders; and empowers survivors and communities.
Our Vision is the worldwide abolition of child trafficking.