Human Trafficking in Spain

Police in Spain estimate that there are 12,000 human trafficking victims in the country who are forced to work as prostitutes. The income that traffickers make from prostituting these victims is reported to be $6 Million a day, or $2.1 Billion a year. Most of the women are trafficked from Brazil, China, Nigeria, Paraguay and… Continue reading Human Trafficking in Spain

Human Trafficking Victims in Japan

The Polaris Project, an non-governmental organization, estimates that there are up to 54,000 human trafficking victims that are bought and sold in Japan each year. In an article with the Bangkok Post, the report highlighted cases where women from the Philippines, Thailand and South Korea were trafficked to Japan in order to work in the… Continue reading Human Trafficking Victims in Japan

Bride Trafficking of Cambodian Women

A human trafficking ring was broken up by security services in Cambodia that was trafficking Cambodian women to China. Three Cambodian women, aged between 19 to 21, were being sold as brides to Chinese men. Two individuals in the ring were being paid $1,500 to find women that could be sold. The main trafficker would… Continue reading Bride Trafficking of Cambodian Women

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

Human Trafficking of Minors in Brazil

A human trafficker told Time Magazine that he would purchase underage daughters directly from mothers in Brazil for $5,000 to $10,000. The trafficker stated that he primarily targeted girls in the municipality of Recife due to its poverty levels. Once in the possession of the trafficker, the underage girl would work in the prostitution industry… Continue reading Human Trafficking of Minors in Brazil

Mothers Selling Daughters in Cambodia

A mother in Cambodia told CNN in an interview that she sold her virgin daughter to a human trafficker for $500. Prior to sale, the mother took the child to a doctor and had her examined to ensure that the hymen  was still intact. After the examination, the doctor issued a “certificate of virginity” that… Continue reading Mothers Selling Daughters in Cambodia

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

Number of Money Laundering Convictions in Australia

During a ten year span, 15 people were convicted for human trafficking crimes in Australia, according to research conducted by the Australian Institute of Criminology. 8 of the 15 were women. The institute found that all of the women traffickers were born in the same foreign country as the victims and typically came from the… Continue reading Number of Money Laundering Convictions in Australia

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

Most Human Trafficking Victims in EU are European

According to criminal justice departments across the European Union, over 60 percent of the human trafficking victims in the EU between 2008 to 2010 were of European origins. During the three years, over 7,000 women and girls and over 2,000 men and boys from EU member states were identified as victims of human trafficking. By… Continue reading Most Human Trafficking Victims in EU are European