A Global Problem
Human trafficking is the most inhumane form of organized crime and it is rampant across the globe. Anyone could be trafficked but some are more vulnerable than others. People from disaster-prone areas, humanitarian conflict zones, and financially disadvantaged families are at highest risk of being trafficked.
40.3 Million People
were victims of modern slavery in 2016,
according to the research by International Labour Organization (ILO).
Of these, 71% victims are women and girls.
One out of every 4 victims is a child
worldwide were victims of forced sexual exploitation and of this, 1 million were children
of the women
and girls trafficked end up in the commercial sex trade
are forcefully married and pushed into sex rackets by their spouses or relatives
and children are trafficked from South Asia annually
have detected victims from South Asia within their borders
Number of trafficking victims detected outside their region of origin, by area of citizenship in 2016 (most recent)
Europe and central asia