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August 20, 2018

Child Protection

ICTP takes the initiative after UNWTO cancels ITB meeting on Child Protection

After UNWTO unexpectedly canceled the traditional yearly meeting of the Executive Task Group for Child Protection, this wire reached out to UNWTO members. The overall response was a disappointment by many, but there was also hope. (Click to read here) As a last minute effort, The International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP)  organized an informal meeting

Sexual exploitation of children is an increasing concern across Southeast Asia

Outdated laws and weak legal enforcement are increasing the risk of the sexual exploitation of children across Southeast Asia says a new report. Traditional elements of the sexual exploitation of children, such as child marriage and human trafficking continue to be an issue, says NGO ECPAT International’s “The Sexual Exploitation of Children in Southeast Asia,”

UNWTO’s decision for ITB is not without victims: Children abused through tourism

The activities of the World Tourism Network on Child Protection are co-ordinated by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Secretariat and monitored by an Executive Committee established in November 2000. At least members of this executive commettee thought this was the case. The World Tourism Network on Child Protection is an open-ended network featuring

ECPAT-USA and Marriott International Announce New Partnership to Protect Children from Trafficking

Action by Leading International Hotel Chain Highlights National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month ECPAT-USA, the country’s leading anti-child trafficking policy organization, announced a new partnership with global hospitality company Marriott International to combat and prevent human trafficking and exploitation in all forms. Marking National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, Marriott International signed ECPAT-USA’s

Uber Partners with ECPAT-USA to Help Combat Human Trafficking

All US Driver Partners to Receive In-App Resources to Help Identify and Report Suspected Cases Pledging its commitment to help end human trafficking, Uber has partnered with ECPAT-USA and other leading organizations to provide education and awareness to ALL driver-partners across the United States. Human trafficking often affects the most vulnerable in our communities, whether

New initiative to enhance Child Protection within the Bali tourism industry

Jakarta, Thursday 1st February 2018 – The ChildSafe Movement, an award-winning global movement protecting children from all forms of abuse, launches in Bali with the support of renowned travel organization Buffalo Tours Indonesia. Together they seek to improve child protection and sustainable tourism on the “Island of the Gods”. Travel Bali, Be ChildSafe. Follow the

INTERPOL honors NGO for fighting child sexual exploitation

ECPAT, a network of organizations working to tackle the sexual exploitation of children, has been presented with a prestigious award by the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) at a ceremony held in Lyon, France today. The “Crimes Against Children” Award from INTERPOL’s Crimes Against Children team recognizes the more than two decades that ECPAT has

Zanzibar grapples to protect children from abuse

The United Nations Children Fund is working with the Zanzibar government to eliminate child abuse in the rich tourist island in the Indian Ocean coast. Rich in beach tourism, Zanzibar has been rated among African destinations haunted by “sexcapades” from Europe, Africa and South East Asia.The Island had in recent years reported an increase on

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