Human trafficking is a devastating and urgent issue that affects every country and community with tragic consequences for thousands of men, women, and children around the world.
Children make up almost one-third of trafficked persons worldwide.
Traffickers target those with vulnerabilities they can exploit.
Children are particularly vulnerable to exploitation due to their developmental immaturity and various risk factors such as migration, poverty, abuse, and social marginalization. The internet and technology have further increased their vulnerability.
Trafficking victims endure forced labor, domestic servitude, forced marriage, and sexual exploitation. They face multiple traumatic events that leave lasting physical and mental health consequences.
On July 30th, the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons aims to raise global awareness and strengthen prevention, victim support, and justice initiatives.
Human trafficking does not abide by any borders. It is a global problem that requires global collaboration to raise awareness, support affected individuals, build infrastructure, and equip professionals with the tools they need to prevent and address human trafficking.
Thank you for your compassion, your generosity, and your unwavering commitment to justice and human rights.
With your support, we are working to end the nightmare of human trafficking and build a brighter, safer future for all.
To seek counseling and advice or report suspected trafficking or exploitation visit our list of helplines and hotlines to find resources in your country: https://www.icmec.org/hotlines-and-helplines/.
If you are a healthcare provider, visit our HealthPortal for specialized resources to support victims of trafficking in your practice: