Did You Know…

It is estimated that 2 million children are exploited in the global commercial sex trade each year. One UNICEF report estimates that India supplied 50% of the children worldwide entering into the sex trade.

It is estimated that a child goes missing in India every 8 minutes. Young girls fetch the highest prices in the city brothels.

The BBC’s Natalia Antelava spoke to an unnamed trafficker in Kolkata who said: “I traffic 150 to 200 girls a year, (and demand is rising) starting from age 10, 11 and older, up to 16, 17, making around 1,000 dollars per child.”

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The Nation-wide Impact of Sex Trafficking

Books and websites

  • Prostitution, Trafficking, and Traumatic Stress Syndrome, by Melissa Farley
  • Treating Complex Traumatic Stress Disorders, by Christine A. Courtois PhD
  • Handbook of Stress, Trauma, and the Family, by Don R. Catherall
  • Therapeutic Residential Care for Children and Young People: An Attachment and Trauma-Informed Model for Practice, by Susan Barton
  • The Slave Next Door: Human Trafficking and Slavery in America Today, by Kevin Bales and Ron Soodalter
  • Nobodies: Modern American Slave Labor and the Dark Side of the New Global Economy, by John Bowe