Every nation in the world is involved in human trafficking as a country of origin, transit, or destination, and in many cases, a combination of these. Recent U.S. government estimates indicate that 800,000 to 900,000 people are trafficked annually across international borders, earning perpetrators $7-10 billion a year. Trafficking in people is a crosscutting development challenge that involves issues of gender, health, human rights, rule of law, and anti-corruption.
In partnership with USAID, Chemonics is addressing trafficking on several fronts. The Technical Assistance for USAID Anti-trafficking Activities project under the Women in Development indefinite quantity contract provides assistance to USAID/Washington and missions in the field to strengthen the quality of anti-trafficking programming and expand knowledge of trafficking issues. To achieve this objective, the project supports USAID in identifying and developing anti-trafficking activities, as well as in assessing current anti-trafficking programs and designing and launching new ones.