End Sex Trafficking - Equality Now


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


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?