The most current statistics on sex trafficking are horrifying if you take a moment out of your day to think about it- and few of us do. According to the U.S. State Department's annual reports on trafficking in a 2005 report, "600,000 to 800,000 people are trafficked across international borders each year, with 14,500 to 17,500 trafficked into the U.S. " This does not give any indication of the reason for that exploitation. Many are moved for the purposes of sexual exploitation and some are used for forced labor. As uncomfortable as it is, the numbers are staggering.
And so there is a rising movement to demand change- End it. Please take a moment to view the video below.