Tackle Human Trafficking this Super Bowl Weekend

Your DGB for today is educate yourself on human trafficking and learn how to recognize the signs of human trafficking so you can report it.

Every year the Super Bowl brings about an increased awareness for sex trafficking in the cities hosting the Super Bowl, but the tragic reality is that human trafficking happens year round. Last year alone there were over 26,000 calls to the Human Trafficking Hotline and 7,500 human trafficking cases reported. While law enforcement agencies may see an uptick in sex trafficking during large events, the victims have typically been facing exploitation for a long time before the event occurs.

One way to help curb sex trafficking is to arrest the sex buyer, as opposed to the victim of sex trafficking. Statistics show that a staggering 15% of men have bought sex, but those men have a 1 in 100,000 chance of getting arrested for it. Increasing the punishment for purchasing sex should decrease the the amount of sex trafficking victims, because men will not want to suffer the legal and financial consequences. You can also contact your representatives and make sure they strengthen anti-human trafficking programs. Click here to contact your local representative and urge them to support the Trafficking Victims Protection Act.

This Super Bowl weekend, spend some time educating yourself on sex trafficking and doing everything you can to help its victims, including contacting your representatives and educating yourself on the signs of human trafficking. If you see it, report it. 1-888-373-7888