Stopping Human Trafficking Through Policy Solutions
Human trafficking is the second largest criminal enterprise in the world with millions of people throughout the world in sexual exploitation, labor exploitation, forced marriage and other forms of modern slavery. The Interparliamentary Taskforce on Human Trafficking is a consortium of Parliamentarians, government leaders, and lived-experience experts who are committed to creating policy solutions to stop one of the greatest humanitarian crises in the world today, human trafficking.
People are estimated to be caught in human trafficking globally, about 1 in every 150 people.
of sex trafficking victims are children.
Less than 1%
of victims of trafficking are ever identified.
These numbers are not improving. This needs to change.
East Turkistan (Uyghur autonomous region)
Human trafficking generates more than $150 billion annually and is a significant source of funding for every nation and movement threatening the stability and security of our world today. Human trafficking is unique among human rights abuses because local and regional escalation not only exploits and enslaves millions of people in labor trafficking, sex trafficking, organ harvesting, forced marriage and other forms of modern slavery, but it also funds and exacerbates global violence, including terrorism, armed conflicts, religious persecution, gender apartheid, and environmental degradation. The Interparliamentary Taskforce on Human Trafficking is a platform for convening legislators, decision-makers and leaders from around the world. Increased Parliamentarian awareness and legislative engagement to stop human trafficking is critical to creating widespread systemic change. Our belief is that through collaboration we can accomplish more.