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STOP SEX TRAFFICKING AND SLAVERY

This site is dedicated to sex slavery issues on a global scale. We, Wendy Jenkins and Avina Ross, will address issues of sex slavery affecting children, women, men, military, past problems, Japan, Africa, Middle East, Asia, and so much more. This project was initiated through our Third World Feminism course with Instructor Hilary Marcus at the College of William and Mary.
Please scroll down to see estimates of the number of women and children trafficked every year!






    The Prevalence is alarming!
    To get an idea about the prevalence of sex trafficking and slavery around the world please visit The Factbook (The Factbook on Global Sexual Exploitation, Donna M. Hughes, Laura Joy Sporcic, Nadine Z. Mendelsohn, Vanessa Chirgwin, Coalition Against Trafficking in Women, 1999.)



    TRAFFICKING ESTIMATES
    Agency
    Extimate
    Target Pop(W ,C ,P)*
    Year of Publication
    Link to finding
    Source
    Text
    UNODC
    2.5 million people
    P
    2008
    [Link]
    UNODC perspectives publication
    "Some 2.5 million people throughout the world are at any given time recruited, entrapped, transported and exploited-a process called human trafficking-according to estimates of international experts."
    UNIFEM
    500,000 to two million
    P
    2007
    [Link]
    UNESCO
    "Estimates of the number of trafficked persons range from 500,000 to two million per year, and a few organizations have estimated that up to four million persons are trafficked every year."
    FBI
    up to two million people
    P
    2006
    [Link]
    State Department
    According to the State Department, up to two million people are trafficked worldwide every year, with an estimated 15,000 to 18,000 in the U.S
    UN
    600,000 to 800,000
    P
    2005
    [Link]
    US State Dpt (TIP Report 2004)
    The most cited and extensive data derives from the work of the US Department of State in compiling its annual Trafficking in Persons Report. Extrapolating on its country information, the 2004 report estimated some 600,000 to 800,000 men, women and children trafricked across international borders every year- the majority being trafficked into commercial sexual exploitation. (UNITED NATIONS EXPERT GROUP MEETING ON INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION AND DEVELOPMENT Population Division Department of Economic and Social Affairs United Nations Secretariat New York, 6-8 July 2005)
    UNHCR
    700,000 to four million
    P
    2003
    [Link]
    (U.S. Department of State (2002).Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act 2000, Trafficking in Persons Report. June. p. 1.
    it is estimated that from 700,000 to four million people are trafficked across borders every year
    US Government
    600,000 to 800,000
    P
    2004
    [Link]
    President Bush
    "Worldwide, at least 600,000 to 800,000 human beings are trafficked across international boarders each year. Of those, it is believed that more than 80 percent are women and girls.."
    US Government
    approx 800,000 people
    P
    2006
    [Link]
    TIP Report 2007
    Annually, according to U.S. Government-sponsored research completed in 2006, approximately 800,000 people are trafficked across national borders, which does not include millions trafficked within their own countries. Approximately 80 percent of transnational victims are women and girls and up to 50 percent are minors
    US Government
    480,000 to 640,000
    W and C
    2004
    [Link]
    President Bush
    "Worldwide, at least 600,000 to 800,000 human beings are trafficked across international boarders each year. Of those, it is believed that more than 80 percent are women and girls…"
    US Government
    640000
    W and C
    2006
    [Link]
    TIP Report 2007
    Annually, according to U.S. Government-sponsored research completed in 2006, approximately 800,000 people are trafficked across national borders, which does not include millions trafficked within their own countries. Approximately 80 percent of transnational victims are women and girls and up to 50 percent are minors
    ILO
    more than a million children
    C
    2005
    [Link]
    ILO
    more than a million children are affected globally every year (ILO, 2002)
    UNICEF
    an estimated 1.2 million children
    C
    2007
    [Link]
    said UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman
    Globally, an estimated 1.2 million children are trafficked each year, within countries as well as across borders,” said UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman.

    • W = Women, C = Children, P = People

    The above information was provided by http://www.unescobkk.org/index.php?id=1963.
    The information displayed below in these data comparison sheets is a compilation of the statements appearing in the database.
    They do not reflect UNESCO’s views but what has been cited by or attributed to various organizations. We encourage agencies and individuals to provide updates and commentaries in their areas of expertise: trafficking@unescobkk.org
    1. Data comparison sheet #1 : Worldwide Trafficking Estimates
    2. Data comparison sheet #2 : Proportion of underage sex workers in Thailand
    3. Data comparison sheet #3 : Distribution of sex services venues by type in Thailand, 1997 - 2003
    4. Data comparison sheet #4 : Number of sex workers and sex services venues in Thailand, 1997 - 2003