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Shadows of the Big Game: Trafficking and the Super Bowl

It has become sadly well documented fact that large sports events tend to increase “opportunities” for the trafficking of human beings, in particular women and girls for sex trafficking.

In advance of the 2012 Super Bowl occurring in Indianapolis Catholic Sisters through the mid-west have joined together to increase awareness while demanding that officials in Indiana do all they can to ensure a safe environment for all who attend the event.

Check out the two articles below about this important work.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rani-hong/human-trafficking-prevention-month_b_1199395.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/18/nuns-concerned-about-human-trafficking-super-bowl_n_1213921.html

I’m not buying it…Human Trafficking and the Super Bowl

Many of us would probably never guess but 100,00 – 300,000 people are trafficked in the United States every year. One of the biggest draws for trafficked girls and women is the Super Bowl which will be happening in two weeks in Dallas.

Besides just celebrating your favorite team or secretly celebrating that the season is over (whichever side of the aisle reflects your interest), we can take this upcoming Sunday to celebrate human rights and take action for women and girls.

Natalie Grant and Tenth Avenue North PSA for Traffick 911 from Nate Bernard on Vimeo.

The link below leads to a great site that has educational materials, videos, a petition to sign and faith-based materials that can be shared. All of the tools will help reduce the risk for women and girls who may be trafficked and forced into sex slavery at the Super Bowl.

I invite you to check it out and share it, too! Let’s celebrate human rights with the same enthusiasm we have for our favorite teams! Peace…

http://www.traffick911.com/

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