human trafficking prevention

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human trafficking prevention

Hotel Industry to Launch Unified Campaign

AHLA | June 25, 2019

WASHINGTON (June 25, 2019) – The American Hotel & Lodging Association’s (AHLA) President and CEO, Chip Rogers, will host an exclusive reporter conference call to announce the launch of a new campaign—a national awareness effort that builds on the hotel industry’s longstanding legacy of raising awareness and training hotel workers on the vital role they can play in disrupting human trafficking and helping victims. Rogers will be joined by leading national anti-human trafficking partners EPACT and Polaris and will provide exclusive details on four key pillars of the campaign, the hotel industry’s action plan, innovative new tra...

ECPAT-USA Issues Report on State Human Trafficking Laws for the Lodging Industry

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...

Human Trafficking: What Hotels Are Doing to Prevent It

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...

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