At this moment in time, there are more people enslaved through human trafficking than there have been in human history. Children from vulnerable populations are coerced, manipulated, and exploited for sex. The average age children are trafficked begins as young as twelve, with 93% of victims trafficked in Canada being Canadian citizens. Victims are trafficked from one place to another, often to destinations of large entertainment and sporting events. These events ignite an increase in demand for sexual exploitation activities, and demand attention in the fight again this form of modern day slavery.
did you know?
Second to the drug industry, sex trafficking is one of the largest organized crimes worldwide; and human trafficking and related crimes produce more money in North America than anywhere else in the world.
Human trafficking is the illegal trade of human beings. It’s the recruitment, control, and use of people for their bodies and for their labor. Through force, fraud, and coercion, people everywhere are being bought and sold against their will–right now in the 21st century.