Portion of Human Trafficking Cases that Involve Children

Between 2003 to 2006, child trafficking cases consisted of 20 percent of all human trafficking cases, according to data from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Between 2007 to 2010, security officials detected that children were involved in 27 percent of all human trafficking cases. In Africa and the Middle East, the cases… Continue reading Portion of Human Trafficking Cases that Involve Children

Number of Prostitutes in Bangladesh

There are an estimated 200,000 prostitutes working in Bangladesh. In 2004, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) estimated that 10,000 underage girls were working as prostitutes in Bangladesh. Other estimates about the girls working in the sex industry placed the number at 29,000. Many of the girls working in the sex industry are victims of… Continue reading Number of Prostitutes in Bangladesh

Child Pornography In the Philippines

The Philippines National Police (PNP) stated that live streaming of children forced to perform sexual acts is a multi-billion dollar cyber market worldwide. Web operators in the Philippines charge customers up to $100 per hour to view children perform requested sexual acts on camera. In addition to live streaming, videos and images are sold for… Continue reading Child Pornography In the Philippines

Webcam Child Abuse in the Philippines

An international enforcement action broke up a child pornography ring in January 2014 that was providing customers with webcam streaming of children committing sex acts. The webcam was based in the Philippines and lead to 29 people being arrested. The investigation spanned across 12 countries and identified 733 suspects. After breaking up the ring, criminal… Continue reading Webcam Child Abuse in the Philippines

Trafficking of Minors in Colombia

Gangs operating in the Colombian city of Medellin manage an underage human trafficking syndicate where the virginity of a child is auctioned off to the highest bidder. According to investigations conducted by a non-governmental organization, gang members recruit girls as young as ten to be a part of their organization. Although some girls are passed… Continue reading Trafficking of Minors in Colombia

Revenue for Eritrea’s Military from Child Kidnapping and Trafficking

A report release by researchers at  Tilburg University in the Netherlands found that around 25,000 to 30,000 children were kidnapped and held for ransom by senior military officers with the Eritrea’s military between 2007 and 2012. According to the report, all students in Eritrea are required to serve at a military camp in order to… Continue reading Revenue for Eritrea’s Military from Child Kidnapping and Trafficking

Amount Paid to Women in Baby Producing Factories in Nigeria

Criminal justice programs and social services in Nigeria have seen a rise of baby factories in the country where women bear babies that are sold to couples.  Women between the ages of 14 to 25 are kept in buildings primarily in the south east region of the country. In the buildings, the women are either… Continue reading Amount Paid to Women in Baby Producing Factories in Nigeria

Child Sex Trade in Brazil

A report in the British publication Daily Mail interviewed children who were prostituting themselves along the BR-116 highway in Brazil. An 11 year old girl stated that truckers and other men pick her up on the side of the road and pay her $10 (25 Brazilian Real) for sex. There were previous reports by the… Continue reading Child Sex Trade in Brazil

Number of African Soccer Players Trafficked Each Year

An organization in Africa estimates that up to 15,000 young African soccer players are victims of human trafficking each year. The Culture Foot Solidaire reported that human trafficking agents approach players families and tells them that their son earn lucrative contracts in Europe. The agent usually presents a fake business card that bears the logo… Continue reading Number of African Soccer Players Trafficked Each Year

Earnings of Child Pimps in Indonesia

According to the National Commission for Child Protection, there have been 21 girls between the ages of 14 to 16 who have been caught pimping out other girls in Indonesia in 2013. One 17 year old girl told the Associated Press that she started pimping girls at the age of 14. At the peak of… Continue reading Earnings of Child Pimps in Indonesia