2014 Global Trafficking Report Reveals 1/3 of Victims are Children

The UN just released their 2014 Global Report on Trafficking in Persons, which is similar to the one released this summer by the U.S. State Department. The UN report found that one in three human trafficking victims is a child, most victims are female, and traffickers operate with wide impunity. “We applaud the work that the UN has done in this area,” said Julie Tanner, Assistant Director, Catholic Responsible Investing at CBIS. “New analysis and research of this kind can help us to gain insight into this crime and find more effective ways to stop it. Because of the clandestine nature of trafficking, mis-identification of the crime by the police, and hesitancy by survivors to come forward, it is difficult to compile fully accurate statistics. We hope through our ongoing efforts, and those of others, we can shed some light on these terrible crimes and help bring the victims out of the darkness.”

For More Information: http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/data-and-analysis/glotip.html