Fight Human Trafficking This Super Bowl Week
Large-scale sporting events almost always cause an increase in trafficking. Maybe it’s the huge numbers of drunk men separated from their families and high on adrenaline. Or maybe it’s just lots of people and money in one place = trouble.
But this year’s Super Bowl is starting to stand out. With the help of football players, politicians and activists, it is garnering huge attention for the issue of modern-day slavery. Getting involved in the movement has never been easier, and there’s never been a better week to start.
Here are just a few ways to help end human trafficking around the Super Bowl, and around the world:
- Encourage the Super Bowl hosts to endorse the growing anti-slavery movement.
- If you’re in Texas or plan to attend the Super Bowl, you can become a part of Traffick911 and their “I’m Not Buying It” campaign.
- If you’re planning to watch the game from home, donate to Traffick911 or to one of their partner organizations.
- Consider volunteering or donating to your local women’s shelter. Many cities even have shelters or other programs geared toward child and teen trafficking victims.
- Make sure your local shelter, and you, know the warning signs in case a victim seeks help.
- Store the National Human Trafficking Hotline on your phone. 1-888-3737-888. Use it to report a tip, to find out about human trafficking services in your area, or to request resources and other ideas on how to help.
And for fun, read what flight attendants are doing during Super Bowl week to combat human trafficking from above.