Trafficking Daughters for Sex in Colombia

A mother in Colombia was arrested for selling the virginity of her 12 daughters to men who paid $200. The 45 year old mother reportedly contacted men each time one of her daughters turned 12. She would have the men pay $200, and then force the girl to continue working as a prostitute in order… Continue reading Trafficking Daughters for Sex in Colombia

Human Trafficking in Greece

Criminal justice officials in Greece stated that in a recent child trafficking case, a Roma woman from Bulgaria gave birth in a public hospital in Greece. The woman was accompanied by a human trafficker who pretended to be her relative. After the birth, the trafficker paid the woman $4,100 (€3,000) for the child and took… Continue reading Human Trafficking in Greece

Child Beggars in Islamabad, Pakistan

Media reports state that organized child beggars in Islamabad, Pakistan earn between $1.88 to $2.36 (200 to 250 Pakistani Rupees). At the end of the day, all money earned by the children are turned over to the ring leader. Criminal justice officials state that many of the children are recruited, trained, and relocated to popular… Continue reading Child Beggars in Islamabad, Pakistan

Theft by Roma Children

In France, a group of Roma were arrested and convicted in court for operating a child trafficking ring where the children were forced to steal. Criminal justice officials stated in court that child brides were being sold for $270,000 in cash. The value of the child was based upon the child’s ability to steal. One… Continue reading Theft by Roma Children

Number of Slaves in the World as of 2013

According to study released by Australian NGO Walk Free Foundation, there are 29.8 million people living as slaves in the world as of 2013.  The foundation defined slaves as people who are in forced labor conditions, victims of human trafficking, children who were bought and sold, and women forced into marriage. India has the most… Continue reading Number of Slaves in the World as of 2013

Child Labor Today

According to the International Labour Organization, there were 168 Million children working in forced labor conditions at the end of 2012. Between 2008 to 2012, the number of children working worldwide dropped from 215 million to 168 million. In Bangladesh, an estimated 7.4 million children between the ages of 5 to 17 were working. (Additional… Continue reading Child Labor Today

Child Begging in Asia

The United States Department of State reported that the operator of an organized child begging ring can make up to $40,000  a year in Shenzhen, China. An organized child begging ring involves children who are forced to beg for money in popular  locations. Begging ring coordinators prefer to use disabled children in order to collect… Continue reading Child Begging in Asia

Child Pornography Victims in Mexico

Mexican officials stated that there are 85,000 children in Mexico who are victims of child pornography. Over 1,300 websites in Mexico are dedicated to displaying pornographic images of children. In 2012, law enforcement arrested 16 people for child pornography charges, while investigated 11,000 cases. According to officials, Mexico is the world’s number one distributor of… Continue reading Child Pornography Victims in Mexico

Human Trafficking Victims Rescued in Peru Between 2011 to 2013

From June 2011 to June 2013, security agencies in Peru identified and rescued around 2,000 people who were victims of human trafficking in the country. 42 percent of the victims identified were minors. During the two year period, criminal sentences were handed out to 26 people. Criminal justice officials state that one of the mining… Continue reading Human Trafficking Victims Rescued in Peru Between 2011 to 2013

Number of Prostitutes in India

There are an estimated 3 million women working as prostitutes in India. 1.2 million of the sex workers are under the age of 18. The average age that a girl enters the sex trade in India is reported to be between 9 and 12 years old. The human trafficking industry in India is estimated to… Continue reading Number of Prostitutes in India