Right now, in every borough of New York City, women are being forced into prostitution.


Globally, human trafficking is an estimated $150 billion industry.

98% of sex trafficking victims worldwide are female.

An estimated 403,000 people are being trafficked in the United States.

New York City is a gateway and one of the largest destinations for trafficked women in the country.


How does sex trafficking happen?

Traffickers lure women through deceptive job ads or false promises and exploit vulnerabilities such as immigration status, debt, education, language, or children to force women into commercial sex work.