January 30, 2017

You Can Help Tackle Sex Trafficking and Prostitution at the Super Bowl

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 lot of buzz around the Super Bowl and other large commercial sporting events about their ties to an increase in sex trafficking.

With so much attention and information, it can be hard to know what are myths and what are facts, but what is even harder to know is how to get involved.

Dawn Hawkins, our Executive Director here at NCOSE, recognizes the difficulty and potential confusion, noting, “This kind of activity happens at the Super Bowl, as well as similar major events known to attract large numbers of men from the Olympics to motorcycle rallies. The sad fact is that the demand for sex trafficking is a problem 365 days a year. But everyone, including sports fans, can play a role in combating it.”

You can visit our website endsexualexploitation.org/tackledemand to learn the latest research, learn more about your new teammates, and find shareable social media graphics with the hashtag #TackleDemand.

You can also pledge a one-time social media post to send the message that “Real sports fans don’t buy sex,” on the evening of the Super Bowl, below:

As Nita Bells, Founder of In Our Backyard notes, “Every citizen can be a part of the solution by talking about the human trafficking in our backyards and raising awareness. All the traffickers ask is that we remain silent. We will not remain silent.”

Raise your voice loud with the National Center on Sexual Exploitation and our many partners this Super Bowl season and 365 days a year.

While the players on the field tackle the opponent, we can #TackleDemand and regardless of the Super Bowl outcome, you’ll be on our team, winning against sexual exploitation.

Partners on this campaign include:

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation, A Call to Men, Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation, Coalition Against Trafficking in Women, Coalition to Abolish Human Trafficking in the Inland Northwest, Demand Abolition, Elijah Rising, Exodus Cry, Global Center for Women & Justice from Vanguard University, Global Centurion, Illinois Family Institute, In Our Backyard, International Athletes’ Abolition Mission, Legal Momentum, Museum of Modern Day Slavery, Nexus, One in Four, Prayer for Freedom, Porn Know, Shared Hope International, Texas Advocates United for Sexual Health, U.S. Institute Against Human Trafficking, United Against Human Trafficking, VCU United, Wichita State University Center for Combating Human Trafficking, and more.

Madison Darling

Director of Operations

As Director of Operations for the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, Madison advances mission of NCOSE through ensuring compliance with local and federal nonprofit regulations, optimizes office processes for efficiency and effectiveness, manages relationships with office service providers, conducts the Defender Program as well as the Hill Society, coordinates the Sexual Justice Advocate Intern Program, and helps support the organization’s development efforts. Madison also speaks regularly on activism theory and techniques, the impact of community groups on fighting sexual exploitation, and the public health harms of pornography.

Madison has been working in non profit operations since 2010, when she founded and ran the Suicide Prevention Organization (SPO), an organization which was recognized by the Alabama Department of Public Health as a community leader on teen suicide prevention in the educational setting, serves as the basis for pending Alabama legislation, and is currently entering its eighth year of active operation. During her time leading SPO, Madison traveled across the state of Alabama giving over three hundred presentations on the topic of teen suicide prevention as well as on starting similar programs using sustainable methods. Madison then continued onto Blanket Fort Hope as the Education Coordinator, where she developed a training curriculum on Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking. Additionally, Madison owned and operated a sole proprietorship, Darling Matters, where she was approached by the Birmingham Police Department to build a peer-to-peer mentoring program to improve officer wellbeing. After building out the framework for this program, Madison went on to construct then execute the first ever Alabama Forensic Institute for the University of Alabama’s College of Communication and Information Sciences, which continues teaching public speaking skills to high school students and connecting them with college scholarships today.

Madison earned a Bachelors of Social Work from the University of Alabama (magna cum laude with University Honors). Madison is certified in Mental Health First Aid by Mental Health America, and is a registered notary in the District of Columbia. She relocated to Washington, D.C. in August of 2016 and when not at the office, Madison enjoys taking in a comedy show, finding the best local ice cream places, and relaxing on her front porch with a good book.

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