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6 Forms of Human Trafficking & Exploitation (and How OUR Fights to End Each One)

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Posted by OUR Rescue
Published on January 20, 2021
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  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

  • Child sex trafficking has been reported in all 50 U.S. States. 1
  • The extent of family involvement in the trafficking of children is up to four times higher than in cases of adult trafficking 2
  • 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. 3
  • A higher percentage of identified children are trafficked for sexual exploitation than for forced labour. 4
  • 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. 5
  • Psychological manipulation is the means of control used most by traffickers on children. 6
  • In CTDC data, just over half (53%) of all male victims trafficked into sexual exploitation are children. 7

2. online exploitation (online enticement)

  • 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. 8
  • Sextortion: First contact is typically by phone via a social media friend request. Victims are targeted on platforms they frequent. 9

3. online exploitation (child sexual abuse material)

  • New technologies are facilitating live streaming of sexual abuse of children using web cameras or cellphones, often for profit
  • 78% of images and videos analyzed by cybertip.ca depict children under 12 years old. 10
  • In 2004, NCMEC reviewed 450,000 child sexual abuse files. In 2019, NCMEC reviewed 70 million child sexual abuse files. 11


4. forced marriage

  • At any given time in 2016, an estimated 15.4 million people were in forced marriage. 12

5. Forced labor

  • At any given time in 2016, an estimated 24.9 million people were in forced labour. 13
  • Children who are victims of labour exploitation are most commonly forced to beg, undertake domestic work or work in the hospitality sector. 14

6. adult sex trafficking

  • An estimated 4.8 million people are trapped in forced sexual exploitation globally. 15
  • 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. 16
  1. NCMEC ↩︎
  2. CTDC ↩︎
  3. justice.gov ↩︎
  4. CTDC ↩︎
  5. justice.gov ↩︎
  6. CTDC ↩︎
  7. CTDC ↩︎
  8. NCMEC ↩︎
  9. Thorn ↩︎
  10. Cybertip.ca ↩︎
  11. NCMEC, found on thorn.org ↩︎
  12. ILO ↩︎
  13. ILO ↩︎
  14. CTDC ↩︎
  15. ILO ↩︎
  16. CTDC ↩︎