Week Without Violence: Sexual Trafficking

By Qudsia Jafree
Advocacy & Policy Manager of Health and Safety, YWCA USA

On this fifth day of Week Without Violence, we turn to focus on an invisible epidemic that many in our country don’t believe can even exist in today’s time: sexual trafficking. This modern day form of slavery impacts billions of women and families in communities both domestic and international:

  • There are an estimated 12.5 billion people trafficked globally.
  • Of that, 1.2 million are children, and globally, the majority of trafficking victims are between the ages of 18-24.