Human trafficking is the 3rd largest international crime and its an illegal trade of human beings for forced labor and sexual exploitation.
Some people believe it started from the slave trade of Africans across the Atlantic to the Americas.
Others consider it started during the 1700s when child labor came about.
Events contributing to increased trafficking Fall of Soviet Union in 1991 Increased capacity for global migration Increase in wealth cap Decline of the Asian Financial markets in mid/late 1990s. Logo for Human Trafficking
Advocacy Direct Services: Counseling Medical Attention Translation Legal Aid (Visa, Testimony) Monetary Assistance Housing Reintegration Efforts Organizations: UNICEF UN Foundation La Strada Safe Horizons Organizations Vital Voices Human Rights Law Group UNICEF UN Foundation
Fun Facts Criminal groups in Russia net an estimated $7 billion (USD) annually from trafficking. The average cost of a slave around the world is $90. There is approximately 27 million slaves in the world. Around half the victims are under the age of 18.