Methodist Women are standing in the Red Zone this Sunday to Stop Human
In football, the
area between the defender's 20-yard line and the goal line is referred to as
the “red zone”. Intense strategies are used by defensive players in this
critical part of the field.
Women have joined together to defend victims of human trafficking, to stop
forward progress and intercept the traffickers.
provides an opportunity for human traffickers to easily get away with their
crimes of kidnapping, smuggling, selling women and children for sex and
labor. Due to the large crowds and the party-like atmosphere it is easier to
escape the eye of law enforcement.
So, everyone is
asked to be alert to the signs of human trafficking which include: someone
who displays unusually fearful or anxious behavior, appears malnourished,
shows signs of physical abuse, and is not free to come and go as they wish.
More information on
efforts to recognize and end human trafficking can be found at
unitedmethodistwomen.org. Click on Red Zone and follow the Intercept Human
To report potential
human trafficking call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center at
888-373- 7888, or the Chesterton Police Department at 219-926-1136.