UN: 58 Percent Of Women Trafficking Cases For Sexual Exploitation
Around 58 per cent of all trafficking cases involve trafficking for sexual exploitation; some 36 per cent are trafficked for forced labour. Traffickers, in general, tend to be adult males and drawn from the country where they operate; however, some 30 per cent of prosecuted traffickers are also female.
If we are truly serious about confronting the trafficking of women and girls, we must also work closely with the potential victims. The UN Trust Fund for Victims of Human Trafficking is assisting by providing grassroots funding for non-governmental organizations to work with human trafficking victims, as well as preventing vulnerable groups from becoming victims.