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Y-ACT (Youth Against Child Trafficking)

Y-ACT is currently working in these schools in NYC: Saint Joseph's High School, Renaissance School of the Arts in partnership with Citizens School, Bronx Writing Academy in partnership with Citizens School (in February), Brooklyn Technical High School (in February).

Private Sector Engagement

AccorHotels Signs The Code in the U.S. Many groups in the ECPAT network have had the pleasure of partnering with AccorHotels to protect children from exploitation and we are pleased to see them expand their work into the United States. This expansion reaffirms AccorHotels’ commitment to The Code and will help grow the number of tourism professionals working towards a world where no child is bought, sold, or used for sexual exploitation.

Public Policy and Government Relations

ECPAT-USA meets with Special Representative and Coordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, Ambassador Madina Jarbussynova. The OSCE Office of the Special Representative and Coordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings conducts three to four high-level country visits. The objective of these visits is to share good practices, and assess the situation of THB and the effectiveness of anti-trafficking policies and strategies in the countries concerned.

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ACCORHOTELS SIGNS THE CODE IN THE U.S. TO COMBAT CHILD ABUSE AND TRAFFICKING

ACCORHOTELS SIGNS THE CODE IN THE U.S. TO COMBAT CHILD ABUSE AND TRAFFICKING

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Global hospitality leader reinforces its commitment against the sexual exploitation of children alongside ECPAT USA by signing the Code of Conduct in the U.S. during Human Trafficking Awareness Month

AccorHotels North America, Central America and the Caribbean (NCAC) announced on Friday that it is reinforcing its commitment against the sexual exploitation of children by joining the efforts of ECPAT (End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes) in the U.S. by signing the Tourism Code of Conduct (The Code.) The U.S. is the 38th country in the AccorHotels network to sign The Code, an industry-driven initiative reinforced by UNICEF and The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).
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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.