Child Sex Trafficking
One of the world’s largest and darkest enterprises
Over 1 million
children are exploited by commercial sexual exploitation
of children trafficked are from the Asia Pacific region
is generated by sex traffickers each year – that’s average of $11 million every hour
Why is this happening in our world today?
Due to the insidious nature of child sex trafficking, the true impact is extremely hard to quantify.
“Child victims of commercial exploitation are particularly difficult to detect. The true figure is likely far higher than the current estimates.”
– International Labour Organization report, 2017
Greed and the brokenness of this world create a demand for the sale and purchase of human bodies.
Socioeconomic, psychological and physical factors can expose vulnerabilities in an individual, family or community.
Using force, fraud or coercion, traffickers take advantage of a child or community’s vulnerabilities to meet the demand for sold sex and profit off it.
“Everything was against me…”
This is the story of Afiya–a child alone and forced to sell the only thing she had left to survive, her body.
Thankfully, her story doesn’t end there. But for countless children, being sexually exploited to afford basic necessities is reality.
Look into Afiya’s eyes, and consider how you can help set the next child free.Change a life