The American Hotel and Lodging Association Educational Institute is a partner with ECPAT-USA, providing online training to hotel employees on "The Role of Hospitality in Preventing and Reacting to Child Trafficking." It is available on the Educational Institute's website by clicking here.
ECPAT Key Chains are made by women at The Regina Center in Nongkhai, Thailand which provides income generating skills and opportunities for women and pre-school education for their children. The project enables women to stay in their villages and keep their children in school, which are two major strategies in reducing sex trafficking. The Regina Center is one of the producing partners of HandCrafting Justice. HandCrafting Justice is a member of the Fair Trade Federation.
In January 2015, ECPAT-USA will be leading its first journey to Thailand, taking a group of tourists to learn about the issue of trafficking and sexual exploitation. Altuvistas has been a leader and on the forefront of socially responsible tourism, and this will be the first journey in which travelers can gain an educative perspective on this issue of sex trafficking and exploitation, and understand how the CODE was initiated. The journey will include visiting ECPAT International’s headquarters, based in Bangkok. Participants will meet with local ECPAT staff, advocates from other organizations, legislators, etc. to develop a better understanding of the scope of the issue, along with the legal framework and socio-economic factors that contribute to sex trafficking and exploitation in Thailand. The journey would also highlight the progress being made on the ground and the work of the NGO sector, such as vocational training, public awareness campaigns, and other preventative services. Additionally you will travel to Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai, experience wonderful cultural heritage sites and temples and enjoy fabulous food and Thai hospitality.