Zonta Clubs Around the World Say No to Violence Against Women Campaign

Day Seven: Human Sex Trafficking


All human trafficking involves sex.

Human trafficking is the use of force, fraud, or coercion to get another person to provide labor or commercial sex. Worldwide, experts believe there are more situations of labor trafficking than of sex trafficking, but there is much wider awareness of sex trafficking in the U.S. than of labor trafficking.

Source: Polaris

  • $99 billion is estimated to be made annually through sex trafficking.
  • 5 million people throughout the world are victims of forced sexual exploitation.

Source: Dept. of Defense

Every year during the 16 days from November 25 through December 10, Zonta Clubs around the world participate in the Zonta Says No to Violence Against Women campaign.

The graphics shared during this year’s campaign contain information about domestic violence, depicting some of the signs, as well as the myths surrounding it, and the far-reaching impacts it has on those who suffer from it and/or witness domestic violence.

Clinton County Daily News.com will run this campaign through December 10.