Human trafficking is organized criminal activity in which human beings are treated as possessions to be controlled and exploited, such as by being forced into prostitution or forced labor.
Child exploitation is the act of employing, persuading, or coercing a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct for visual production purposes, and or sexually assaulting a minor.
Human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal enterprise in the world, generating more than $150 billion US dollars every year.
It is modern-day slavery.
There are more than 40 million slaves worldwide. Victims are sold into the slave trade and exploited by force, fraud, or coercion. It happens in every nation, on every continent, everywhere.
It is violent, manipulative, and dehumanizing. It is abuse and it must end.