Sex trade, forced labor top UN human trafficking list

| 16/02/2009

(CNN): Sexual exploitation and forced labor are the most common forms of human trafficking in the world, a new report from the UN Office on Drugs and Crime said. The "Global Report on Trafficking in Persons" is based on data from 155 countries and offers a global assessment of human trafficking and efforts to fight it. The most common form of human trafficking is sexual exploitation, at 79 percent, the report said. The victims of sexual exploitation are predominantly women and girls. In about one-third of the countries that provided information on the gender of the traffickers, women made up the largest proportion of traffickers. Go to article

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