Each day approximately 3000 children are victims of child traffickers. The value of human trafficking, particularly of women and children, is estimated at up to 10 billion dollars a year, according to IOM.
Child labour reaches many different corners across the world, often occurring in various sectors that can have detrimental educational, health and psychological impacts on children’s well-being.
Sexual abuse of children
Whether one speaks of sexual abuse, sexual violence or sexual exploitation for commercial purposes, they are all criminal offences and cause intolerable suffering for the children affected.
It is estimated that more than three million minors are used in prostitution networks. This phenomenon is constantly growing because of the increasingly lucrative nature of the activity.