International Day against Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking of Women and Children
International Day against Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking of Women and Children is held on September 23. It 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. This event in the third decade of the month September is annual. Help us
2019: Human trafficking earns global profits of roughly $150 billion a year for traffickers, $99 billion of which comes from commercial sexual exploitation. Globally, an estimated 71% of enslaved people are women and girls, while men and boys account for 29%. More than 1.8 million people in the world are victims of trafficking.
The International Day Against Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking of Women and Children was established by the World Conference of the Coalition Against Trafficking in Persons in coordination with the Women's Conference that took place in Dhaka, Bangladesh, in January 1999 and was organised by the International Coalition against Trafficking in Women.
September 23rd was set as day of celebration, since in September 1913, in Argentina, the first law (Palacios Law) against child prostitution was enacted.
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