The Problem

  1. 200,000 persons are trafficked In India annually.
  2. The most prevalent destination for trafficked people in India is employment in the commercial sex industry.
  3. In 1998 the average age of those being trafficked was 18. By 2000, the average age had dropped to 15. India’s sex industry includes some 2 million sex workers, 20% of which are under age 16.


  1. U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
  2. Justice For Women
  3. Dynamics of Trafficking of Women & Children in South Asia, Asia Development Bank, 2003
  4. India Human Rights Report, submitted to Congress by the U.S. Secretary of State National Human Rights Commission, UNIFEM
  5. Human Trafficking in India, Stanford University, March 12, 2010
  6. 2014 – Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report (excerpt)
  7. Full TIP report and accompanying documents