In this guide, GAATW review the literature from past sporting events, and find that they do not cause increases in trafficking for prostitution. The guide takes a closer look at why this unsubstantiated idea still captures the imagination of politicians and some media, and offers stakeholders a more constructive approach to address trafficking beyond short-term events. This guide will help stakeholders quickly correct misinformation about trafficking, develop evidence-based anti-trafficking responses, and learn what worked and what did not in past host cities.
- Looking at the evience
- What is trafficking? What is not trafficking?
- What is the link being made between trafficking and large sporting events?
- What is the evidence on this link?
- De-constructing a rumour
- If there isn't any evidence, why is the connection still made? Doesn't all this attention mean something's going on?
- Is it possible that the media and political hype actually helped prevent trafficking from occuring?
- Even if there isn't any evidence, is there any harm in publicising this issue? What are the 'consequences of an unscreened rumor'?
- Acting Effectively
- Are there any connections between other forms of trafficking and large sporting events? What's the best way to deal with the issue of trafficking around international sporting events?
- To sum up
You can download this 78-page PDF above. This resource is in English