The conditions around large, commercial sporting events, such as the demographics of visitors, and a celebratory atmosphere occurring within a concentrated geographic area, create an increased demand for purchasing sex. Enticed by the potential for greater profits, this leads sex traffickers to increase the supply of sexually trafficked persons in the area. Help us stop sex trafficking associated with large sporting events by tackling the demand.
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In recent years, the Super Bowl has become synonymous with sex trafficking. However, it is important to clarify it is not the Super Bowl itself, but rather, the conditions surrounding the event that are conducive to increased sexual exploitation. The primary condition? Demand for commercial sex.
Large sporting events such as the Super Bowl, NASCAR, and the World Cup, cater to the male demographic. Business-savvy sex traffickers capitalize on the increased male population in one geographic location with a party attitude and money to burn. The best way to put these traffickers out of “business” is to stop the demand for commercial sex. Without potential sex buyers, sex traffickers will have no reason to supply prostituted women and children for exploitation in the sex trade.
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Baseball fans came in droves to celebrate America’s favorite pastime this month with a record-breaking 357,646 people in attendance at the NCAA College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska. However, not all those in attendance had cause for celebration. Among the fans, hidden victims of sex trafficking also headed for Omaha, not to watch the game […]
The National Center on Sexual Exploitation partnered with over 25 other human rights, anti-trafficking organizations to send one simple message on the night of the Super Bowl: “Real sports fans don’t buy sex.” This simple concept caught on, and by the end of the night, over 1 million individuals saw this message through sharing on […]
The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE), in collaboration with more than twenty-five supporting organizations, is conducting a nation-wide social media awareness campaign to #TackleDemand for sex trafficking at the Super Bowl and beyond. “Why is sex trafficking at the Super Bowl a problem? Because some of the men who travel to Houston this weekend […]
The Super Bowl is only a few days away and you can secure your place on the winning team by stopping the demand for sex trafficking around the Super Bowl. Join the National Center on Sexual Exploitation and over 20 partner organizations in our #TackleDemand campaign! For the past several years, there has been a […]
Excerpt from article in the Houston Chronicle Houston’s mayor and regional law-enforcement officials said Thursday they plan to increase resources to combat human trafficking in the weeks leading up to the Super Bowl — and continue aggressive enforcement after the big game is over. The crime, which includes sex and labor trafficking, is a problem […]
It’s January again, which means that people all across America are getting involved in National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. The national effort to raise awareness about the local and global problem of human trafficking has been going on for over a decade. In 2007 the U.S. Senate designated January 11th as the National […]
Ep. 6 What the hype and the research have to say about trafficking at the Super Bowl. Claim # 1: “The Super Bowl is the largest sex trafficking event in the world.” Claim # 2: “Sex trafficking at the Super Bowl is way overdramatized; it’s not a big problem.” Over the last few years, both […]
Recently, claims about the prevalence of sex trafficking at the Super Bowl have garnered skepticism, with some people even asserting that sex trafficking at the Super Bowl is an urban legend. Do these claims hold water? Acknowledging the Hype To begin it’s important to acknowledge that in the past some well-intentioned individuals and groups have […]