Child Sex Trafficking
The world’s fastest growing crisis
Over 1 million
children are exploited by sex trafficking
of children trafficked are from the Asia Pacific region
is generated by sex traffickers each year – $11 million every hour
Due to the insidious nature of child sex trafficking, the true impact is extremely hard to quantify.
“Child victims of commercial exploitation are particularly difficult to detect. The true figure is likely far higher than the current estimates.” – International Labour Organisation report, 2017
Why is this happening in our world today?
Greed, lust and the brokenness of this world create a demand for the sale and purchase of human bodies.
Socio-economic, psychological and physical factors can help create vulnerabilities in an individual, family or community.
Using force, fraud or coercion, traffickers can take advantage of a child or community’s vulnerabilities to meet the demand for sold sex and profit from it.
“The men who came to the brothel were very violent and they would rape me. I always felt scared.”