World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, a day focused on ending the criminal exploitation of children, women and men for forced labor or sex work.
Between 27 and 45.8 million individuals worldwide are trapped in some form of modern-day slavery.
The victims are forced into slavery as sex workers, beggars and child
soldiers, or as domestic workers, factory workers and laborers in
manufacturing, construction, mining, commercial fishing and other
Human trafficking occurs in every country in the world,
including the U.S. It’s a hugely profitable industry, generating an
estimated US$150 billion annually in illegal profits per year. In fact, it’s one of the largest sources of profit for global organized crime, second only to illicit drugs.