"Every country must join together to overcome this transnational threat by supporting and protecting victims while pursuing and prosecuting the criminals. On the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, let us resolve to act as one in the name of justice and dignity for all."
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
- Domestic Sex Trafficking of Adults
- Sex Trafficking of International Adults and Children
- Forced Labor
- Domestic Servitude
(Source: United Nations)
Did you know that in Guatemala (where poverty is a huge problem), 60% of sex trafficking victims are children?
UNICEF has released this report "Human trafficking for sexual exploitation purposes in Guatemala". It indicates that the sex trafficking of children under the age of 18 have reached a crisis.
It is also a huge business, profits amount to 1.6 billion a year.
Global Witness, using CartoDB, mapped the deaths of environmental defenders in 2015.
On dangerous ground is report published last week that includes an interactive map, statistics and stories related to the murders of those protecting the environment.
Read more at Foreign Policy.