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Human Trafficking in Kansas - Awareness Training for the Hospitality, Travel and Tourism Industry
Apr
30
9:00 AM09:00

Human Trafficking in Kansas - Awareness Training for the Hospitality, Travel and Tourism Industry

Members of the tourism and hospitality industry are on the frontlines of the fight to end child sex trafficking. Through this training, travel associates will learn how to identify and respond to trafficking and how they can help protect children from exploitation.

Register online here.

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Human Trafficking in Kansas - Awareness Training for the Hospitality, Travel and Tourism Industry
Apr
29
2:00 PM14:00

Human Trafficking in Kansas - Awareness Training for the Hospitality, Travel and Tourism Industry

Members of the tourism and hospitality industry are on the frontlines of the fight to end child sex trafficking. Through this training, travel associates will learn how to identify and respond to trafficking and how they can help protect children from exploitation.

Register online here.

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Human Trafficking in Kansas - Awareness Training for the Hospitality, Travel and Tourism Industry
Apr
29
9:00 AM09:00

Human Trafficking in Kansas - Awareness Training for the Hospitality, Travel and Tourism Industry

Members of the tourism and hospitality industry are on the frontlines of the fight to end child sex trafficking. Through this training, travel associates will learn how to identify and respond to trafficking and how they can help protect children from exploitation.

Register online here.

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Ending Violence Against Children
Mar
22
to Mar 23

Ending Violence Against Children

  • Mount Sinai Hospital, Stern Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Ending Violence Against Children: Developing a Roadmap to a Healthy Childhood and Adolescence

 

Overview

The hidden public health epidemic of violence against children, including sexual abuse and exploitation, is one of the root causes of mental health and substance abuse problems later in life. This conference will highlight the issue of violence and exploitation against minors and focus on practical strategies to raise awareness and understanding, prevention, identification and education to end violence against young people. The conference will provide opportunities for collaboration with the hopes of spurring practitioners, policy makers, governments, academia, civil society and the private sector to join forces and scale up investments in solutions that target the well-being of children. For more information, including the schedule and list of panelists, visit this link.

 

Registration is complimentary and open to all, but online registration is required.

 

 

 

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No Vacancy for Child Sex Traffickers, A Panel Discussion
Sep
26
10:00 AM10:00

No Vacancy for Child Sex Traffickers, A Panel Discussion

  • The Salvation Army International Social Justice Commission (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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Out of the Shadows: Addressing the Sexual Exploitation of Boys & Men
Sep
8
9:00 AM09:00

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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EVENT POSTPONED Travel, Tourism, and Transformation: A Celebration of Sustainable Tourism
Aug
24
10:00 AM10:00

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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