human trafficking awareness
AHLA | June 26, 2019
AHLA President & CEO Chip Rogers is Joined by Dozens of Key Stakeholders and Industry Partners to Launch the No Room for Trafficking Campaign ‘No Room for Trafficking’ Aims to Train Every Employee in the Industry WASHINGTON (June 26, 2019) – The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today launched a new national campaign to unite the industry around a single, comprehensive approach to fight human trafficking. The No Room for Trafficking campaign builds on the hotel industry’s long-standing legacy and commitment to combat human trafficking. Already each year, thousands of hotel employees are trained. With this campaign...
ECPAT-USA | May 2, 2019
Brooklyn, NY (May 2, 2019) - - - To help lodging companies facing different laws about human trafficking in different states, ECPAT-USA , with the financial support of the American Hotel and Lodging Association Educational Foundation (AHLEF), today issued a report detailing what each state requires and providing materials to comply with the laws. The report, "Unpacking Human Trafficking A Survey of State Laws Targeting Human Trafficking in the Hospitality Industry", and all necessary materials are now available on the ECPAT-USA website, www.ecpatusa.org/hotel. "We know that the hospitality industry is eager to help fight human trafficki...
Samuel Wich | April 24, 2019
By Samuel Wich According to the Global Slavery Index, an estimated 40.3 million men, women, and children were victims of modern slavery on any given day in 2016. With the International Labor Organization estimating annual profits from forced labor at 150 billion USD, it is the world's second largest criminal industry and affects all countries. The victims of these crimes have to endure forced labor, sexual exploitation, organ removal or forced marriage. The fight against modern slavery starts by acknowledging and identifying the issue. In 2015, the UK government intensified their efforts by issuing the Modern Slavery Act, calling for mo...
the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) | November 7, 2016
Orlando, Florida, November 2016—Human trafficking of children and adults continues to be a serious issue for the global hospitality industry, as traffickers sometimes use hotels to carry out their illegal operations. The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), in partnership with Marriott International, ECPAT-USA, and the Polaris Project, this month will begin offering an online training program to help hotel employees identify and respond to human trafficking at hotel properties. Your Role in Preventing Human Trafficking: Recognize the Signs, available through the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI...
the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) | August 31, 2015
Orlando, Florida, August 2015 - The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) and Interstate Hotels & Resorts announce the recent launch of AHLEI's human trafficking awareness training into Interstate's mandatory training curriculum for front-line associates and managers at more than 300 hotels in the U.S. "The Role of Hospitality in Preventing and Reacting to Child Trafficking" is an online program developed in partnership with ECPAT-USA that provides hotel staff and managers with the information they need to identify and respond to crimes of human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC). ...
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