Task Force Against Human Trafficking

The Episcopal Diocese of New York Task Force Against Human Trafficking recognizes human trafficking as a brutal and thriving problem globally and within our Diocese. It is our mission to:
  • Raise awareness of human trafficking.
  • Equip and empower members of this Diocese to exercise their faith through anti-trafficking efforts at the individual, congregational, and Diocesan levels.
  • Promote the prevention, rescue, and restoration of trafficking victims and the rehabilitation of those who exploit them.

Recent Diocesan Resolutions Encouraging Use of “The Code”

The 2016 Diocesan Convention passed a series of resolutions encouraging the use of The Code of Conduct for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation in Travel and Tourism (“The Code”). 

The Code is an initiative developed by ECPAT, which stands for End Child Prostitution and Trafficking, to provide training and other supports to the tourism industry to prevent the sexual exploitation of children. ECPAT works with travel companies who sign The Code to put in place policies and programs that assist them in identifying and reporting cases of child sex trafficking.  A few examples of these companies are Delta Airlines, Hilton Worldwide, and Uber Technologies Inc.  Pursuant to the resolutions, all members and parishes of this Diocese are encouraged to give their business to companies that have signed The Code and advocate for The Code with companies that have not.  

Actions You Can Take

Here are three actions you can take to help protect children from commercial sexual exploitation in travel and tourism:

  1. Use your dollars to support businesses that are involved in ECPAT’s efforts. Click Members of The Code for a full list of companies they work with. Print this letter to ask the hotel you are traveling with to become a member of The Code. Make sure to hand it directly to the General Manager.
  2. Help fight sex trafficking by uploading photos of your hotel room to TraffickCam. These photos will be used to determine where perpetrators of sex trafficking are committing their crimes.
  3. Sign this petition to urge New York lawmakers to make trafficking awareness training mandatory for hotel employees.

Task Force Against Human Trafficking

The Episcopal Diocese of New York Task Force Against Human Trafficking recognizes human trafficking as a brutal and thriving problem globally and within our Diocese. It is our mission to:
  • Raise awareness of human trafficking.
  • Equip and empower members of this Diocese to exercise their faith through anti-trafficking efforts at the individual, congregational, and Diocesan levels.
  • Promote the prevention, rescue, and restoration of trafficking victims and the rehabilitation of those who exploit them.

Diocesan Resolutions Encouraging Use of “The Code”

The 2016 Diocesan Convention passed a series of resolutions encouraging the use of The Code of Conduct for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation in Travel and Tourism (“The Code”). 

The Code is an initiative developed by ECPAT, which stands for End Child Prostitution and Trafficking, to provide training and other supports to the tourism industry to prevent the sexual exploitation of children. ECPAT works with travel companies who sign The Code to put in place policies and programs that assist them in identifying and reporting cases of child sex trafficking.  A few examples of these companies are Delta Airlines, Hilton Worldwide, and Uber Technologies Inc.  Pursuant to the resolutions, all members and parishes of this Diocese are encouraged to give their business to companies that have signed The Code and advocate for The Code with companies that have not.  

Actions You Can Take

Here are three actions you can take to help protect children from commercial sexual exploitation in travel and tourism:

  1. Use your dollars to support businesses that are involved in ECPAT’s efforts. Click Members of The Code for a full list of companies they work with. Print this letter to ask the hotel you are traveling with to become a member of The Code. Make sure to hand it directly to the General Manager.
  2. Help fight sex trafficking by uploading photos of your hotel room to TraffickCam. These photos will be used to determine where perpetrators of sex trafficking are committing their crimes.
  3. Sign this petition to urge New York lawmakers to make trafficking awareness training mandatory for hotel employees.
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