Sex trafficking is a growing global enterprise driven by deception, coercion and force. Traffickers transport or detain their victims for the purpose of commercial sexual exploitation. This trade in rape for profit thrives in the absence of robust law enforcement to ensure the protection of the law for vulnerable children and women.
Sex trafficking will endure as long as it remains a profitable criminal enterprise.
"Trafficking is absolutely, positively the worst human rights violation you can think of. Trafficking is abduction; trafficking is rape. Trafficking is torture, emotional and physical. Trafficking is murder."
- Matthew Friedman stated in the film, The Day My God Died.
Stats and Information
After drug dealing, human trafficking (both sex trafficking and trafficking from forced labor) is tied with the illegal arms industry as the second largest criminal industry in the world today, and it is the fastest growing. (U.S. Department of Heath and Human Services)
Worldwide, there are nearly two million children in the commercial sex trade. (UNICEF)
There are an estimated 600,000 to 800,000 children, women and men trafficked across international borders annually. (U.S. Department of State)
Approximately 80 percent of human trafficking victims are women and girls, and up to 50 percent are minors. (U.S. Department of State)
The total market value of illicit human trafficking is estimated to be in excess of $32 billion. (U.N)
Sex trafficking is an engine of the global AIDS epidemic. (U.S. Department of State)
The Pink Room
The award winning documentary, The Pink room follows the journey of Mien and other young girls in the turbulent world of sex slavery that at times seem unfathomable. The film showcases the efforts of Agape International Missions fight to end child sex trafficking in Cambodia.