by Kristiina Kangaspunta, Fabrizio Sarrica, Tejal Jesrani et al.
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), 21 December 2016
Children make up almost a third of all human trafficking victims worldwide, according to this report released today. Additionally, women and girls comprise 71 per cent of human trafficking victims, the Global Report on Trafficking in Persons states. Trafficking for sexual exploitation and for forced labour remain the most prominently detected forms, but victims are also being trafficked to be used as beggars, for forced or sham marriages, benefit fraud, or production of pornography. This year’s report includes a thematic chapter focusing on the connections between trafficking in persons, migration and conflict.