We are proud to showcase the craftswomen behind our upcoming Global PEHT products for 2017. The talented Mayan woman above is just one of many provided a new economic opportunity to support their families in poor, rural areas.
- The US Department of State reports that the Guatemalan government identified 673 trafficking victims in 2015, a significant increase from 287 victims in 2014.
- Of the 673 victims identified, at least 456 were women and girls, compared with 106 in 2014.
- 217 victims were men and boys, including at least 174 men in forced labor, an increase from 26 in 2014.
Source: 2016 Trafficking in Persons Report. U.S Department of State.