Human Trafficking

The globalisation of football makes it susceptible to human trafficking

While the globalisation and professionalisation of the football industry has opened up tremendous opportunities for players and clubs, it has also triggered growing concerns about the vulnerability of children and youth players, who face specific risks and challenges in the context of being the victims of trafficking. A protection framework that transcends football alone to protect people – especially youths and children – is needed across the world who face these dangers when pursuing their dream to become a professional player.