Human trafficking is the exploitation of people for profit through recruiting, transporting, transferring, or harboring them by force, fraud, or deception. Many forms of human trafficking disproportionately affect women and girls.
Human trafficking is fueled by generational cycles of poverty and exploitation.
of those experiencing commercial sexual exploitation worldwide are women and girls.
of those forced into early marriage worldwide are women and girls.
of victims in the U.S. are experiencing homelesness when recruited into a trafficking situation.
of trafficked U.S. children come from child social services or the foster care system.
also known as “debt bondage,” forces individuals to work in order to repay a debt. They are unable to leave until the debt is repaid.
is often in private homes where people are forced into serving and convinced that they have no option to leave.
Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSE)
affects men, women, and children who are objectified by the sex industry and held against their will through fraud or coercion.
is the enslavement (bonded labor, domestic servitude, forced labor, or CSE) of a child.
predominantly affects women and girls who are forced to marry without their consent.