Sex slavery and human trafficking is a problem of global proportions. It is almost always a form of organized crime, generates an estimated $32 billion in annual revenue and ensnares about 2.5 million people at any given time. It affects people of all backgrounds and socio-economic groups.
Sexual exploitation accounts for 79% of human trafficking followed by forced labor at 18% with the greatest numbers coming from Thailand, China, Nigeria, Albania, Bulgaria, Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine. The most common destinations for trafficked women and girls are Thailand, Japan, Israel, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy and the United States. (UNODC)
To learn more about human trafficking in different countries and regions of the world, download UNODC’s Global Report on Trafficking in Persons.