THE FACTS

Modern slavery, by the numbers.

27000000


There are more slaves in the world today than at any other point in human history, with an estimated 27 million in bondage across the globe. Men, women, and children are being exploited for manual and sexual labor against their will.

12 years old is the average age

THE AVERAGE AGE OF TRAFFICKING
VICTIMS IS 12 YEARS OLD

Women and children are often kidnapped into the industry or
sold into it by family under desperate circumstances. The
average age of victims continues to grow younger as clients
seek "fresh" product.

1 in 100000 european traffickers is ever convicted
1-2% of victims are rescued

THE PROBLEM

Human trafficking is the illegal trade of human beings, mainly for the purposes of forced labor and sex trafficking. As the world’s fastest growing criminal industry, it affects every nation across the globe. Every thirty seconds, someone is forced into this type of bondage—modern slavery.

 

For more information on the problem, visit the articles on our Resource Page.