STOP THE TRAFFIK says London has no room for trafficking
Around the world hotels, hostels, B&Bs, travel lodges and motels are being used as places where trafficked men, women and children are exploited. Whether it is a young girl being moved around, bought, sold and abused in different hotel rooms or the kitchen staff supplied by an exploitative agency, the hospitality industry needs to know what trafficking is, what the indicators are and what to do if they spot them.
STOP THE TRAFFIK has launched the campaign NO ROOM FOR TRAFFICKING! to encourage people to get involved and act to stop human trafficking in the hospitality industry. The campaign invites communities to engage hoteliers and ask them to:
* Use the campaign's door hangers in every bedroom
* Train their staff to identify human trafficking
* Report any suspected cases of trafficking
* Educate their guest
The campaign was presented during the STOP THE TRAFFIK Global Freedom Summit in London on April 11th 2011. As the city prepares to have the world arrive to compete in the 2012 Olympic Games, STOP THE TRAFFIK and UN.GIFT are working together to make sure there won't be any room for traffickers.
There is a lot you can do to prevent the sale of people and protect the victims of traffickers. Follow this link to download the 'how to pack', your definitive step by step guide to taking part in this GLOBAL TRAVEL ALERT! action.
STOP THE TRAFFIK was founded in 2006 by Steve Chalke, UN.GIFT Special Advisor on Community Action against People Trafficking, and it has now more than 1000 member organizations in 50 countries and tens of thousands of activists all over the world.