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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.

Join the #TACKLEDEMAND social media campaign to help raise awareness about these issues! Check back here for new graphics, quotes, & statistics throughout the year.

Here are some ways you can get involved in the #TackleDemand movement:

1. Follow us on social media and join us the week leading up to the Super Bowl (Jan 26th – Feb 2nd) for #TackleDemand

2. Post about #TackleDemand during the campaign and share our #TackleDemand posts

3. Share the research/facts from our this webpage with others

Here are some sample tweets to get the conversation started:

Did you know? People are sex trafficked during the Super Bowl. Let's #TackleDemand for commercial sex and fight sex trafficking at #SBLIV Click To Tweet Real sports fans don’t buy sex, they #TackleDemand. #SBLIV Click To Tweet Without demand for prostitution, there would be no sex trafficking. #TackleDemand this Super Bowl season #SBLIV Click To Tweet

Watch our video about this campaign and why it’s important here:

Watch this video from our friends at Exodus Cry on why we must combat demand for commercial sex:

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.

 

Help us defend dignity and stop sexploitation surrounding sporting events by joining our Tackle Demand 365 campaign, not just during the Super Bowl, but 365 days a year. You can make a difference – you can be the “interception” that stops sex trafficking before it happens.

 

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Updates

Survivors of Sexually Exploitative Multi-Billionaires Are Still Awaiting Justice

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Jeffrey Epstein and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft

Real Sex Trafficking Statistics: A Look at the Federal Human Trafficking Report

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Screenshot of an infographic from the 2019 Federal Human Trafficking Report

Ghislaine Maxwell’s Arrest is a Step Toward Justice for Survivors of Epstein’s Abuse

Ever since Jeffrey Epstein’s untimely and unjust death in August 2019, survivors, advocates, and many others have been asking an important question regarding those who participated in the sexual abuse and exploitation perpetrated by Epstein: Will justice be served? Due to Epstein’s connections with a vast web of wealthy and influential individuals, many have worried…

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The National Center’s Demand Reduction Meeting with the U.S. Domestic Policy Council

Staff members from the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, including president and CEO Patrick Trueman and Michael Shively, Ph.D. (both pictured above), were able to spend time with the Domestic Policy Council of the United States this week in order to educate them on the importance of demand reduction in the fight against sexual exploitation….

Patrick Trueman and Michael Shively before the National Center's Demand Reduction Meeting with the Domestic Policy Council of the United States

NFL’s Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show Promotes Culture of Sexual Exploitation

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Jennifer Lopez performs during the NFL's Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show sponsored by Pepsi

The Super Bowl and America’s Hidden Sex Trafficking Epidemic

The Super Bowl has a significant sex trafficking problem. In 2019 alone, according to the FBI, 169 individuals were arrested in connection with sex trafficking during an 11-day operation that was undertaken in conjunction with Super Bowl LIII which was being held in Atlanta. However, as deeply problematic as the trafficking that occurs around large…

In 2019 alone, according to the FBI, 169 individuals were arrested in connection with sex trafficking

DoD Must Address Porn Culture in the Military If Serious About Decreasing Sexual Assault

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Survivors Debunk Massage Parlor Myths in ‘Defend Dignity’ Video

When someone thinks of prostitution, they may not think of the hundreds of illicit massage parlors—also known as “body rub parlours”—that exist across the world. Instead of working on the street or in a typical brothel, these sexually-oriented businesses operate like a typical massage parlor with one exception: the women there are paid for sex…

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Sexual Exploitation Survivors, Advocates Call on NFL to Banish Robert Kraft from Team Ownership

Survivors of sexual exploitation are appealing to the National Football League (NFL), following the arrest of Patriot’s owner, Robert Kraft, for allegedly purchasing women at an illicit massage parlor/spa in Florida last month. In advance of the NFLs Annual League Meeting taking place March 24-27 in Phoenix, Arizona, 19 survivors and/or survivor-led organizations, along with…

The Robert Kraft story the news is ignoring…

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