Prices of the Baby Selling Industry in Nigeria

Security service personnel in Nigeria found a baby selling industry where new born babies are taken from their mothers and sold on the black market. In one such clinic, most of the mothers were unmarried and had unplanned pregnancies and were either persuaded or voluntarily sold their baby. The mother would receive $200 for her… Continue reading Prices of the Baby Selling Industry in Nigeria

Half of Missing Children in India Disappear Forever

According to data from 24 states in India, 58 percent of missing children in 2013 have not been found. 15,130 children have been reported missing, with 6,269 children being found. The percentage of missing children who have not been found have been increasing in India over the last several years. In 2010, 30 percent of… Continue reading Half of Missing Children in India Disappear Forever

Child Begging in Saudi Arabia

The Secretary General of the Permanent Committee to combat Human Trafficking in Saudi Arabia reported that an organized begging ring can collect up to $15,000 in money per month. Many women and children are forced to work as beggars in Saudi Arabia due to the amount of money that is collected. In addition to begging,… Continue reading Child Begging in Saudi Arabia

Cases of Forced Marriage Investigated in the UK

The Forced Marriage Unit in the United Kingdom’s Foreign Office investigates up to 1,500 cases a year. Nearly half of the cases of forced marriage investigated involve marriages with individuals in Pakistan. 11 percent of the cases involve Bangladesh, and 8 percent involve India. The remaining cases are spread out to over 50 different countries.… Continue reading Cases of Forced Marriage Investigated in the UK

Child Trafficking Victims in Milwaukee

Authorities in the US City of Milwaukee, Wisconsin reported that 77 child sex trafficking victims were identified in the city between August 2010 to August 2012. 92 percent of the victims were female, and 78 percent were black. Nearly 70 percent of the minors were reported to city police as missing at least once. (More… Continue reading Child Trafficking Victims in Milwaukee

Female Indentured Servants in Nepal as of 2013

The President of the Nepal Youth Foundation estimates that as of June 2013, there are around 500 girls who are trapped as indentured servants in Nepal. The organization reported that they have rescued 12.500 girls from what is called kamlari in the country. Source:  Rob Verger, “Protecting Nepal’s Vulnerable Girls,” Daily Beast, June 12, 2013.

Girls Under 18 Who are Married Around the World

According to the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW),  there are an estimated 51 million girls under the age of 18 who are married worldwide. In addition to the minors who are already married, the ICRW estimates that an underage girl gets married every three seconds, or 10 million child marriages during the year.… Continue reading Girls Under 18 Who are Married Around the World

Cambodians Sold in Pattaya

A charity in Thailand states that children from Cambodia are sold to human traffickers for $300 and end up working in Pattaya, Thailand. According to a report in the BBC, Pattay is  “A sleazy tourist town on the Gulf of Thailand, it has become infamous as a sordid magnet for trafficked children and paedophiles.” (More… Continue reading Cambodians Sold in Pattaya

Number of Minors Working as Prostitutes in Las Vegas

Between 1994 and 2012, police in the City of Las Vegas, Nevada identified and rescued 2,229 minors who were working in the sex trade. According to police data, the youngest victim of sex trafficking was 13. The average age of the teenage girls working as prostitutes was 16. Source:  John L. Smith, “Teenage prostitutes part… Continue reading Number of Minors Working as Prostitutes in Las Vegas