IOM and Harvard University investigated global patterns of child trafficking, drawing on IOM’s Victims of Trafficking Database (VoTD) that holds data on 69,000 identified victims. 18 percent were children aged 17 or younger. The analysis shows that 43 percent of child victims were trafficked for forced labour and 20 percent for sexual exploitation, with over half (57 percent) being trafficked within their own countries. It also found that children with lower levels of education were 23 times more likely to be trafficked compared to those who attended high school.
Update from Freedom Fund on global report on child trafficking by the International Organization for Migration (IOM)