The University of Iowa

Sex Trafficking is focus of Human Rights Index #37

August 26th, 2013

The UI Center for Human Rights in the College of Law has released the 37th Human Rights Index, featuring alarming statistics on sex trafficking worldwide.  In the United States alone, an estimated 14,500 to 17,500 women and children are trafficked into the U.S. each year, the vast majority in severe ways.

Read the full report here

The index is prepared three times annually for publication in The Iowa Review. This report was prepared by Bessie Dutton Murray Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus and UICHR Senior Scholar Burns H. Weston with the generous assistance of Damian Bakula, Chelsea Moore, and Carolyn Warner, student and former students at the UI College of Law.