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.
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.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (B) — Sex trafficking demand increases when large crowds gather for such events as the Super Bowl, an advocacy group said in launching a Feb. 4 Twitter campaign to spread awareness of sexual exploitation. While sex trafficking remains a crime that must be tackled all year round, the demand has been proven to […]
Washington, DC – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) is conducting its annualTackle Demand activism campaign to shed light on the sex trafficking that occurs every year at the Super Bowl. While the claim that the Super Bowl is the largest sex trafficking venue or event of the year is inaccurate, the atmosphere at major sporting events […]
In Our Backyard Founder and Executive Director Nita Belles is an author, a leader in the movement to end sexual exploitation, and a survivor of domestic violence. She sees the similarities between what a domestic violence victim has to endure and what a victim of sex trafficking endures. She is passionate about ending sex trafficking […]
The National Center on Sexual Exploitation works with dozens of anti-sexual exploitation groups every year on the #TackleDemand campaign to raise awareness about the need to combat the demand for commercial sex. Why? In part, because the demand for commercial sex fuels sex trafficking. Every year some people make hyperbolic and false claims that the Super […]
The Super Bowl. Football, half-time, hilarious commercials. And sex trafficking. In recent years, the public has become more aware of the tragedy of sex trafficking at large sporting events or conferences. Because of this awareness, law enforcement is preemptively striving to ensure safety and security to the many thousands of men and women that will be […]
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 […]
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 […]