No Vacancy for Child Sex Traffickers, A Panel Discussion
Sep
26
10:00am10:00am

No Vacancy for Child Sex Traffickers, A Panel Discussion

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Background

Thirteen years ago ECPAT-USA set out to engage the United States travel and tourism industry in protecting children from sex trafficking. Back then, very few people understood the urgency of this work. As ECPAT-USA made progress with the general public through awareness campaigns and outreach, we also worked with hotel brands to implement policies and training to begin alerting hospitality associates of their unique role in stopping human trafficking. Slowly things began to change and we reached a turning point. Corporate policies against human trafficking and child exploitation have become industry standard. Training has become best practice. But until now, no one knew exactly how many hotels had training.

Our new report provides that information, including the findings of an evaluation study conducted by the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Services demonstrating the results of this work. The report includes a discussion about why and how ECPAT-USA works with the hospitality industry, a description of the resources and tools that are now available to the hospitality industry throughout the United States, a description of the extent and impact of training, and recommendations for how to continue and expand the success that has been achieved. We now know that half of all hotels in the U.S. have training about how to prevent and disrupt child sex trafficking and at least 35% of those have ECPAT-USA training, but there is still more work to be done.

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Fall Happy Hour
Sep
27
6:30pm 6:30pm

Fall Happy Hour

The Young Professionals Committee of ECPAT-USA invites you to join us on Wednesday, September 27 for our Fall Happy Hour.

A night of fun and networking for you + collective funds raised = more children protected from trafficking.

Each ticket includes a free drink and light hors d'oeuvres, including lobster rolls, steak and veggie tacos, and more! Early bird tickets are $20 and we will be selling tickets at the door for $25. We will also be selling beer/wine drink tickets for $10 each at the event.

100% of proceeds benefit ECPAT-USA. If you have any questions, please contact Sydney Rose at srose@ecpatusa.org.

We hope to see you there!


The ECPAT-USA Young Professionals Committee

Elizabeth Dehaan

Shauna Ford

Tiffany Hoang

Denise Hotta-Moung

Andre McDonald

Ariel Moore

Sydney Rose

Christina Bauman

Annmarie Aiello

Marielle Ali

Blythe Austin

Kylen Button

Katerine Ribadeneira

Melvilin Rodriguez

Rebecca Shenkman

Ariel Siegel

Mary Vaccari

Tavish Williams

 
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Out of the Shadows: Addressing the Sexual Exploitation of Boys & Men
Sep
8
9:00am 9:00am

Out of the Shadows: Addressing the Sexual Exploitation of Boys & Men

For too long, male sexual exploitation victims have been overlooked. The media, politicians, and society at large have all failed to adequately address the experiences of boys and men involving sex trafficking, prostitution, child sexual abuse, sexual objectification, or early childhood exposure to pornography. As a result, countless men and boys suffer in silence without receiving the appropriate services for recovery.

The Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation will present this critical National Symposium on September 8, 2017 in Washington, DC. ECPAT-USA's Executive Director, Carol Smolenski, will speak at the event.

This National Symposium is hosted by the National Center on Sexual ExploitationWashington College, and The U.S. Institute Against Human Trafficking. The event serves to shed a light on the victimization of boys and men, in order to bring these problems out of the shadows. The complex web of sexual exploitation cannot be dismantled until every survivor has a voice.

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Complimentary Screening: In Our Backyard
Aug
29
7:00pm 7:00pm

Complimentary Screening: In Our Backyard

Join Her Time Now, NCJW Los Angeles, and filmmaker Danielle Rose for a complimentary screening of "In Our Backyard". The film takes an investigative look into the widely unknown and unspoken world of sex trafficking in Brooklyn, documenting the emotional stories of three recent survivors while also presenting the work of determined nonprofit organizations (including ECPAT-USA), law enforcement agencies and politicians. 

Come to the screening, take part in the conversation, and be a part of the solution to end sex trafficking in our backyards. Please RSVP: katrinaeroen@gmail.com

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EVENT POSTPONED Travel, Tourism, and Transformation: A Celebration of Sustainable Tourism
Aug
24
10:00am10:00am

EVENT POSTPONED Travel, Tourism, and Transformation: A Celebration of Sustainable Tourism

The World Development Foundation has postponed this event due to circumstances beyond their control. Please check back for updates.


The United Nations 70th General Assembly has designated 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development (A/RES/70/193). Join the Permanent Missions of Suriname and Guyana, plus ECPAT-USA's Director of Private Sector Engagement, Michelle Guelbart, at the United Nations as we celebrate the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. In partnership with the World Development Foundation and the UN WTO, the event will include two days of presentations. On Thursday, ECPAT-USA's Michelle Guelbart will be speaking about integrating child protection into sustainable tourism.

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