Human Trafficking at the Super Bowl -

Human Trafficking at the Super Bowl

  • Published on
    December 29, 2015
  • Written by:
  • Category:
Hero Banner

Can human trafficking at the Super Bowl 50 be prevented?  More tourism equals more trafficking. Officials are working together–federal, state, and local law enforcement–to raise awareness….

The International Labor Organization suggests that trafficking is big business worldwide, and is a $150 billion industry.  This article explains that it is estimated that most, perhaps 40 percent, of trafficking along the West Coast of the U.S. comes through the Bay Area ports and airports. It tells the story of Emelen who came to America because she was promised a waitress job, only to be held for months in a warehouse with 21 other sex slaves.  She was afraid to escape because her captors threatened her family. A shadow network shuttling women, men, girls, boys, even babies — sex and labor trafficking dehumanizes and preys upon the most vulnerable.  To read the entire article, click on the link below.

View Article on San Jose Mercury News

Freedom United is interested in hearing from our community and welcomes relevant, informed comments, advice, and insights that advance the conversation around our campaigns and advocacy. We value inclusivity and respect within our community. To be approved, your comments should be civil.

stop icon A few things we do not tolerate: comments that promote discrimination, prejudice, racism, or xenophobia, as well as personal attacks or profanity. We screen submissions in order to create a space where the entire Freedom United community feels safe to express and exchange thoughtful opinions.

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

This week

Migrant workers jailed in Qatar over demands for owed wages

Five months on from the World Cup final, migrant workers continue to report exploitative labor practices and mistreatment at the hands of Qatari authorities. Three former security guards have been jailed in Qatar for four months following their repeated requests for unpaid wages from their employer, Stark Security Services. Though lauded by FIFA as an opportunity to improve Qatar’s treatment of migrant workers, workers who toiled to make the world’s

| Friday May 26, 2023

Read more