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Education & Statistics
6 FORMS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING & EXPLOITATION {AND HOW O.U.R. FIGHTS TO END EACH ONE}
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Education & Statistics
  1. Child Sex Trafficking
  2. Online Exploitation (Online Enticement)
  3. Online Exploitation (Child Sexual Abuse Material)
  4. Forced Marriage
  5. Forced Labor
  6. Adult Sex Trafficking

1. child sex trafficking

statistics

  • Child sex trafficking has been reported in all 50 U.S. States. (NCMEC)
  • The extent of family involvement in the trafficking of children is up to four times higher than in cases of adult trafficking (CTDC
  • Child sex trafficking refers to the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, obtaining, patronizing, or soliciting of a minor for the purpose of a commercial sex act. (justice.gov)⁠
  • A higher percentage of identified children are trafficked for sexual exploitation than for forced labour. (CTDC)
  • Pimps and traffickers sexually exploit children through street prostitution, and in adult night clubs, illegal brothels, sex parties, motel rooms, hotel rooms, and other locations throughout the United States. (justice.gov)
  • Psychological manipulation is the means of control used most by traffickers on children. (CTDC)
  • In CTDC data, just over half (53%) of all male victims trafficked into sexual exploitation are children. (CTDC)

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2. online exploitation (online enticement)

STATISTICS

  • In a recent NCMEC analysis of CyberTipline reports of online enticement, it was found that nearly all the children did not know the person they were communicating with online. (NCMEC)
  • Sextortion: First contact is typically by phone via a social media friend request. Victims are targeted on platforms they frequent. (Thorn

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3. online exploitation (child sexual abuse material)

STATISTICS

  • New technologies are facilitating live streaming of sexual abuse of children using web cameras or cellphones, often for profit (U.S. Department of State)
  • 78% of images and videos analyzed by cybertip.ca depict children under 12 years old. (Cybertip.ca)
  • In 2004, NCMEC reviewed 450,000 child sexual abuse files. In 2019, NCMEC reviewed 70 million child sexual abuse files. (NCMEC, found on thorn.org)

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4. forced marriage

STATISTICS

  • At any given time in 2016, an estimated 15.4 million people were in forced marriage. (ILO)

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5. Forced labor

STATISTICS

  • At any given time in 2016, an estimated 24.9 million people were in forced labour. (ILO)
  • Children who are victims of labour exploitation are most commonly forced to beg, undertake domestic work or work in the hospitality sector. (CTDC)

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6. adult sex trafficking

STATISTICS

  • An estimated 4.8 million people are trapped in forced sexual exploitation globally. (ILO)
  • Almost half of male victims were recruited by an acquaintance, whereas over a quarter of females were recruited by an intimate partner, and over a third by a family member or relative. (CTDC

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Nichole
2021-02-03 06:21:30
As I am reading through this I’m thinking how lucky I was that I was sexually and physically abused by my brother, cousin and whatever home my parents would leave me in while they’d go get high before I was 4 years old. I’m lucky because I was able to be adopted before who knows what and in comparison my abuse seems lenient in comparison. But that isn’t right is it to feel guilty for harboring the pain. As I see their small faces and little hands or big smiles I can feel their sense of freedom and peace that they’ve longed for. I’m 35 and I still struggle with my pain and anger, but finding Operation Underground Railroad has triggered what I can only imagine is a healing process. I feel profoundly responsible in ensuring that all children and adults are rescued. I pray that they all still hold onto some shred of hope in knowing that there are so many strong, kind and loving men and women who are fighting for their freedom, they may feel abandoned into the darkness but the light is coming no matter where they are. Love always conquers and I have so much for them all. Me and my children are praying and I’ll do whatever I can in my power to help and make this world safer for our babies.
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Tiffany
2021-02-03 15:43:49
For Tim and the Team: We are the McDoanld Family. We have adopted kids from foster care and also biological kids. They love to share their talent to help others. They have worked with top Hollywood producers for Nickelodeon, American Idol, and the Voice. We quickly realized how corrupt and deep our world is in trouble. They now preform to raise Human Trafficking awareness, and to help abused kids and also want to help WAKE UP OTHER YOUTH! ( some of our YouTube videos have almost 300,000 views ) They recently put this video together to honor and thank Tim and the team for what you do! We would love to help in anyway we can! Thank you SO much from the McDonald Family!! https://youtu.be/2Eni_BZT8Rw
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Cj
2021-07-27 11:13:43
I have seen many areas that addiction is used to manipulate and facilitate the mentality of sexual exploitation. My view is it is such a gray area that predators think they are justified. My wonder is if these girls accept their new life is there still any help. Or am I confusing an unhealthy life choice with someone who has accepted their options as-is.
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Irina
2021-08-02 16:17:53
Thus is horrible I want to help so bad in some way. How can I prevent this I have 3 kids and one on the way. I'm really passionate about helping.
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Pammy K
2021-08-29 09:34:13
I hope and Pray soon I will be coming into a lot of funds, When tis happens i will be supporting this cause! I Pray everyday for this to stop! So this will be my humanitarian charity i will be supporting soon! With much love n light!
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