A friend of mine just went on a trip to a foreign land to engage and assist with undercover investigations into the sex trade, into the pitch black world we often ignore because we always have so much else going on around us.
Here are some links or facts you might find interesting on the topic…
About Asia and the Sex Industry:
According to the International Labor Organization 4 Asian countries depend on the sex industry for 2% to as high as 14% of their economies. UNICEF reports in The State of the Worlds Children 2012, that out of the 2.5 million people trafficked in the world it is estimated that 22 – 50 percent of them are children. Of those trafficked some studies show that most trafficked underage women are used in the sex industry. The UNODC’s report: Global report on trafficking in persons 2012 states that much of that activity happens in SE Asia.
– Facts compiled by John Bergquist, JohnFlurryBlog
About Trafficking in the US:
In the United States, the number of trafficking victims is roughly equivalent to the number of murders each year, according to “The Slave Next Door” by Kevin Bales. And while 90 percent of murder cases are solved, only 1 percent of trafficking cases ever reach prosecution. – CNN Freedom Project