The International Day against Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking of Women and Children is celebrated every 23 September. It was jointly established by the World Conference of the Coalition against Trafficking in Persons and the Women’s Conference that took place in January 1999 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
On September 23rd, 1923 the first legal norm against child prostitution, known as Palacios Act 9.143 (Spanish only), was enacted in the world.
Human trafficking is a global problem – no region or country is untouched by trafficking. The number of victims of trafficking for sexual exploitation is alarming. An estimated two-thirds of the victims of trafficking are women and most cases are related to sexual exploitation. Children account for 1 in 3 victims of human trafficking worldwide
Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking of Women and Children is a crime that does not respect rank or condition. It is one of the most lucrative transnational businesses after drug and arms trafficking. Today children and women of all ages and conditions are likely to be subject to slavery and sexual exploitation. Addressing the importance of this day will contribute to a deeper reflection on how to prevent this crime.
2018 Report: https://bit.ly/2H9k4yC