Open Your Eyes
Trafficking is all around us. What would you do if you had to look in the eyes of the victims? Someones daughter, sister, mother, or son. Real people, bought and sold like property.
- Globally, the average cost of a slave is $90.
- Trafficking primarily involves exploitation which comes in many forms, including: forcing victims into prostitution, subjecting victims to slavery or involuntary servitude and compelling victims to commit sex acts for the purpose of creating pornography.
- According to some estimates, approximately 80% of trafficking involves sexual exploitation, and 19% involves labor exploitation.
- According to the U.S. State Department, 600,000 to 800,000 people are trafficked across international borders every year, of which 80% are female and half are children.
- Between 14,500 and 17,500 people are trafficked into the U.S. each year.