End Sex Trafficking - Equality Now
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END SEX TRAFFICKING

Human trafficking for sexual exploitation is a growing issue globally, and an overwhelming majority of victims of the trade are female.

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What is Sex Trafficking?

Sex trafficking is the illegal trafficking of humans for sexual exploitation.

It is the fastest growing criminal enterprise in the world, worth nearly $100 billion each year, and 96% of its victims are women and girls.

Though international law and the laws of 158 countries criminalize sex trafficking, the ultimate destination for its victims - the sex trade - is still widely legally and socially acceptable.

Many countries have laws that either fully criminalize, decriminalize or legalize the sex trade in harmful ways: either they punish those who are being exploited, or openly promote their exploitation by giving traffickers, pimps, brothel-owners and sex buyers a safer environment in which to operate.

 

What are we doing about it?