What is Sex Trafficking?

Sex Trafficking is the buying and selling of human beings. It is a multi-billion dollar global enterprise driven by deception, coercion and force violating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which declares that “everyone has the right to life, liberty, and security of person” and that “no one shall be held in slavery or servitude or … be submitted to torture.”

Yet, 27 million
people are
enslaved today.

By definition, Sex Trafficking is the recruitment, harboring, transportation, providing or obtaining of a person for a commercial sex act that is induced by force, fraud or coercion, or when the person induced to perform the act has not reached 18 years of age.