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In Our Backyard Tackles Sex Trafficking Demand at SB 52

The anti-human trafficking non-profit, In Our Backyard (IOB) conducted a ten-day advocacy blitz surrounding Super Bowl LII and compiled a comprehensive report detailing their efforts to combat sex trafficking. Working with law enforcement, local leaders, convenience store owners, and generous volunteers, IOB provided viable leads to law enforcement who arrested 94 sex buyers and recovered…

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Campaign Launched to Tackle Demand for Trafficking at the Super Bowl

Washington, DC – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) is conducting its annual Tackle 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…

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Nita Belles of In Our Back Yard

In Our Backyard is fighting sex trafficking. Here’s how.

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…

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Why Are Pro-Prostitution Pundits Fighting Anti-Sex Trafficking Campaigns Around the Super Bowl?

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…

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This Website Will Be a Hub for Sex Trafficking at the Super Bowl

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…

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Myth or Fact: Is Sex Trafficking at the Super Bowl Really a Problem?

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…

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Social Media Campaign to #TackleDemand for Super Bowl Sex Trafficking Reaches Over 1 Million People

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…

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We Must #TackleDemand for Sex Trafficking at the Super Bowl and Beyond

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…

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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…

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Podcast Episode: Is Sex Trafficking at the Super Bowl a Myth?

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…

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