Sporting Events and the Sex Industry

The Winter Olympics in Russia are just around the corner and the football World Cup in Brazil will be hosted a few months later in 2014. This is a big year for world sports but sadly, it is also a big year for traffickers of the sex trade. Tens of thousands of girls will be brought into these events to be sold and abused for sex. Sporting events generate huge revenue for the sex industry but many still don’t realize that over 90% of the girls are doing it forcibly. They are threatened and beaten into submission. Not only are their lives at stake but their family’s as well. It’s a sick industry that must be stopped.

Human Trafficking: How Do We Abolish It?


sports traffickingHow do we stop this atrocity? Proper legislature is a start. Laws must be made and enforced to protect the population. Traffickers are masters of corruption and do whatever they can to get around the laws. People must stand together to abolish this crime against humanity. Below is a video clip put together by an alliance of organizations coming together to bring awareness to human trafficking during the large 2013 Final Four basketball event in the USA. What a creative way to get the message across to the public. Please watch the short video and pass it along to others:


Kelly Hoodikoff is Co-founder of JFY and an article contributor. He has worked in the area of anti-human trafficking since 2006. He presently lives in Eastern Europe and is active in bringing awareness to the problem of human slavery. (Copyright 2013– Justice For Youth. All rights reserved.)
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