Millions of soccer fans will soon be coming to Switzerland for the Euro 2008 Soccer Tournament and there is concern that increased human trafficking and forced prostitution will occur in response. Anti-trafficking campaigners have created a 60-second video that will be run throughout the tournament in Switzerland. The video is harsh and grim in nature, but the objective is to make clear the harmful situation of forced prostitution and to raise awareness among tourists, with the ultimate goal that they will change the way they think and act. It is difficult to get exact numbers, as many women are deported or reluctant to speak out, but it is estimated that there are 3,000 women currently in Switzerland who are forced to work as prostitutes.
Compiled from: Ledsom, Mark, "Anti-Trafficking and Forced Prostitution Campaign to Greet Euro 2008 Soccer Tournament Fans in Switzerland," The New Zealand Herald, (last accessed 30 May 2008).