The U.S. Department of State reports that as many as 27 million individuals are trafficked worldwide,and estimates show that more than half of victims subjected to forced economic exploitation are female and 98% of sexually exploited victims are female. A significant number of individuals are born in the United States and trafficked domestically, many of whom are girls and women.
Individuals trafficked into any form of labor are at high risk of sexual assault, STD transmission, HIV transmission, and sometimes irreparable damage to their reproductive health. Trafficked women are also in danger for unwanted pregnancy. Survivors of trafficking into the sex industry, servile marriage, and domestic work are particularly vulnerable. To read our new paper please click here.