Tuesday, November 23, 2010

  1. The average cost of a slave around the world is $90.
  2. Trafficking primarily involves exploitation which comes in many forms, including:
    • Forcing victims into prostitution
    • Subjecting victims to slavery or involuntary servitude
    • Compelling victims to commit sex acts for the purpose of creating pornography
    • Misleading victims into debt bondage
  3. According to some estimates, approximately 80% of trafficking involves sexual exploitation, and 19% involves labor exploitation.
  4. It is estimated that there are approximately 27 million slaves around the world.
  5. Between 2001 and 2005, 140 defendants have been convicted of human trafficking in the U.S. which is a 109% increase from 1996-2000.
  6. Around half of trafficking victims in the world are under the age of 18.
  7. More than 2/3 of sex trafficked children suffer additional abuse at the hands of their traffickers.
  8. Children who are trafficked typically suffer from drug addiction, prostitution, or mental problems in their adult life.
  9. When women are trafficked there is a greater chance for HIV/Aids, stds, and for damage to their reproductive abilities.
  10. In the U.S. there is only one house for slave victims, it houses 7 to 9 people.
  11. The fear of being hurt by their captors or having their families hurt is what keeps slaves from trying to receive help.

from: http://www.dosomething.org/tipsandtools/11-facts-about-human-trafficking

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