Trafficking happens everywhere, but most victims are trafficked close to home, within their country of origin, and their exploiters are often fellow citizens.
Globally, forced labor is the most commonly identified form of human trafficking (61.7%) followed by forced marriage (39.3%).
One in four human trafficking victims is a child, most victims are female, and traffickers operate with wide impunity.
The cycle of human trafficking dehumanizes God’s people by treating them as objects to be bought and sold for sexual exploitation and forced labor.
Forced migration triggered by wars and conflict, unstable governments, and exposure to climate-related events result in women and girls being trafficked and sold for sexual services and forced labor.
Human trafficking occurs from less developed countries to more developed countries, where people are rendered vulnerable to trafficking by virtue of poverty, conflict or other conditions.
Human trafficking is a clandestine crime, and few victims and survivors come forward for fear of retaliation, shame, and a lack of understanding.
Human trafficking is one of the largest criminal enterprises in the world, ranking behind only the arms and drug trades.