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Advocacy Journeys - Learning How to Fight Child Sex Trafficking: The Thailand Experience

Six travelers from across the U.S. joined me at the end of 2016 to meet with anti-sex trafficking organizations and survivors of trafficking across Thailand. It was an opportunity to learn first-hand about the problems and solutions to ending child sex trafficking in another context. This was the second Advocacy Journey organized by the nonprofit ECPAT-USA, which is part of ECPAT International’s network protecting children from sexual exploitation in 90 countries.
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Carol Smolenski Executive Director ECPAT-USA

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ECPAT-USA’s screening of SOLD unites Los Angeles to end child sex trafficking

ECPAT-USA’s screening of SOLD unites Los Angeles to end child sex trafficking
ECPAT-USA, will hold a special screening of SOLD the movie with guest appearances by David Arquette and breakout star Niyar Saikia at Regal Cinemas Live 14 on Tuesday, January 17, 2016. Tickets are onsale now.

Sponsored by leaders in the travel sector including HRS Global Hotel Solutions, The Parking Spot, Delta Air Lines, Marriott International, and the The Ritz-Carlton and JW Marriott Los Angeles LA LIVE, the event will align the Los Angeles community to put an end to child sex trafficking. Celebrities, government officials, the private sector, and the public will unite for the cause, raising funds and support for ECPAT-USA’s mission to create a world where no child is bought, sold, or used for sex.

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Our Mission

To protect every child’s basic human right to grow up free from the threat of sexual exploitation and trafficking. ECPAT-USA does this in four primary ways:
ECPAT-USA advocates for federal and state legislation that prevents exploitation, protects children, and guarantees that any child who is subjected to sexual slavery or sex trafficking will not be prosecuted in the courts for prostitution;
ECPAT-USA promotes corporate responsibility among private companies with a strong focus on the tourism sector.
ECPAT-USA educates first responders and ordinary citizens about this issue so that they can identify victims and join us in the fight to better protect children.
ECPAT-USA empowers youth to take the lead against human trafficking by equipping them with the knowledge and tools necessary to help them become activists against this terrible trade.

ECPAT-USA is the leading anti-trafficking policy organization in the United States. ECPAT-USA belongs to an international network of organization in 80 countries, all working to end the commercial sexual exploitation of children.