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GLOBALLY:
* 2 Children are SOLD for sex every minute around the globe.
* Some as young as 4 months old.
* For as little as $16 US.
* It is modern-day slavery and a daily reality for 27 Million People.
* The UN estimates it to be $32 Billion industry, second only to drug
trafficking and the fastest growing.
* Children are gotten through abduction, force, coercion, fraud,
deception, threats and abuse of power. Exploitation, at a minimum,
includes prostitution, or other forms of sexual exploitation, forced
labor, slavery or the removal of organs and murder (Source: Palermo
Protocol, UN)
* United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) now believes that the number
of children trafficked each year is around 1.2 million. (2006)


COMMON METHODS OF TRAFFICKING:
• physical force
• coercion (debt relief for family, job, marriage, etc.)
• physical and emotional abuse
• threats against self and family
• passport theft