Human Trafficking at the Super Bowl
While data on the exact impact is tough to come by, large-scale sporting events like the Super Bowl present the opportunity for increased human trafficking activity. Here’s more about the problem—and more about human trafficking survivors how are working to help protect and rescue others. “Super Bowl Is Single Largest Human Trafficking Incident In U.S.: Attorney General” from the Huffington Post The influx of fans fosters the optimal breeding ground for pimps looking to boost their profits. Experts say that the sheer number of men looking to pay for sex substantially increases demand and the massive crowds allow for pimpsRead more
Human Trafficking in the News
I’m constantly online scouting out news and information on human trafficking. This recurring feature on the blog will showcase some of the most interesting and pertinent news. I’ll begin with the bad news, but I always find more good news than bad. More people are fighting trafficking, more laws are being passed, and more traffickers are going to jail. Thank you for being part of the good news about trafficking! BAD NEWS (Hang on! There’s good news coming!) “Human Trafficking: FIA to Probe Fake Visa Case Involving British Council” from the Express Tribune. It’s tough to tell exactly who’s atRead more
Toughening Trafficking Laws for the Super Bowl
Big sporting events like the Super Bowl are known to cause an influx of trafficking in the cities where they take place. Indianapolis is using the (hopefully!) upcoming 2012 Super Bowl as an incentive to get better laws on the books to prosecute traffickers. Read more about the problem—and what lawmakers are doing to stop it!