As January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, SITE has renewed its commitment to support ECPAT-USA by using its channels of communication and events to inform and educate members, suppliers and customers about this critical issue of identifying and stopping human trafficking and encouraging their support for ECPAT’s work around the globe.
To that end, SITE will help get the word out about ECPAT-USA’s specialized training for those in the travel industry in how to identify and stop human trafficking.
The specialized training entitled, Preventing & Responding to Human Trafficking and the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children - An E-Learning by ECPAT-USA will reinforce ECPAT-USA’s continuing commitment to the mission of protecting every child’s right to grow up free from the fear of exploitation.
The 25-minute online training developed by ECPAT-USA, with the input of a committee of travel professionals, addresses the issue of human trafficking and discusses the intersections between human trafficking and the travel industry. It is available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French.
Topics covered: definition and impact of human trafficking, the signs of sex trafficking and labor trafficking, why traffickers use the travel industry, how to take action with clients, suppliers, and your community and CMP Credits awarded for completing
Additionally, ECPAT-USA offers free tools and resources that can be used in conjunction with this training to help companies combat trafficking and inform suppliers and clients of their commitment.
ECPAT-USA has a long history of working with the travel industry. Through the ECPAT Tourism Child-Protection Code of Conduct (The Code), an industry-driven set of initiatives, travel companies are given the tools needed to prevent child sex trafficking and exploitation. Code companies commit to train their staff to recognize when someone might be a victim. For more information on the SITE Global website go to www.siteglobal.com/page/csr.