Super Bowl XLVIII: A Trafficker’s Playground

Today I am reblogging a post from the blog Forte E Bello. This is such an important topic. Please share this on your social media accounts so we can raise awareness.

Forte E Bello

woman hostageIn just a few short days hundreds of thousands of visitors will flood to the MetLife stadium in New Jersey for Super Bowl XLVIII. Many visitors will be coming to show their pride and cheer on their favorite team, but tragically, thousands more will be coming for something entirely different. What most people don’t know is that the single biggest game of the year has also been called the single largest human trafficking event on the planet.

Just beyond the stadium lights, hidden within the shadows will be thousands of victims, women, children and even men, caught in the inhumane web of sex trafficking. For them this day will bring something much different than football, loud cheers, hot dog stands and painted beer bellies. For them it will bring pain, abuse, repeated rapes and even fear of death. The exact numbers of trafficking cases in a given year or…

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2 Responses to Super Bowl XLVIII: A Trafficker’s Playground

  1. melpiphi says:

    This is not just a Super Bowl problem. Through my work in Social Services I regularly come into contact with victims of human trafficking. Central PA has it’s own Human Trafficking Task Force due to the growing problem. If you suspect someone is a victim please call the number located in the article.

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    • beckymaag says:

      Those are great points. I added the phone number to my contacts like the post suggested, but its hard to know the signs since the industry, for lack of a better word, is so hidden. I have friends who are working against trafficking in South Africa and the things they see are terrible.

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