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.
Today, close to 250 million children in the world work, of which more than 150 million work in dangerous conditions. Furthermore, each year more than one million of these children fall victim to trafficking.
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 phemomenon is constantly growing because of the increasingly lucrative nature of the activity.