"Human trafficking is modern-day slavery and involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act." - https://www.dhs.gov/blue-campaign/what-human-trafficking
Human trafficking is a worldwide epidemic that affects the lives of men, women and children in developing and developed nations alike. As quickly as the issue is growing, human trafficking gains little media attention in comparison to other topics. Here are a few things you should know about the state of human trafficking today:
Human trafficking is driven by poverty and gender discrimination
Victims of human trafficking are often forced into prostitution or manual labor
According to the FBI, over 100,000 children and young adults are trafficked in the U.S.
Nearly 40 million people around the world are victims of human trafficking
It is estimated that human trafficking will surpass the drug trade within the decade