HILTON HOTELS: SAY NO TO SEX TRAFFICKING
All over the world, trafficked women and girls are forced into sexual exploitation in hotels right in front of the staff. The global Code of Conduct for the Protection of Children From Sexual Exploitation in Travel and Tourism, compels hotels to train their staff to detect and assist the victims. The Code works, but so far Hilton has not signed up.
Hilton is a market leader in the hotel industry. Let’s build global pressure on Hilton to protect the victims of this brutal trade. When we reach 250,000 signatures, we’ll take out ads in newspapers in McLean, Virginia – where Hilton CEO Chris Nassetta lives and works and shame him into action.
Sign the petition to call on Hilton to combat sex trafficking in its hotels:
To Chris Nassetta, CEO of Hilton Hotels:
We call on you to immediately implement and enforce the Code of Conduct for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation in Travel and Tourism. We ask that Hilton Hotels train staff to detect and report trafficking victims, educate guests about sex trafficking, and work with suppliers and partners to end child sex trafficking.
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Click To Copy No exploitation in Hilton Hi! Did you know that brothels have been found in Hilton Hotels that could be selling trafficked children? But if Hilton signed The ECPAT Code of Conduct against child sexual exploitation it would be compelled to end trafficking and abuse in its hotel chain! I have just signed a petition to pressure Hilton to take urgent action and stop enabling the cruel rape trade. If enough of us sign we could help victims all over the world. Click the link to join the outcry: http://www.avaaz.org/en/hilton_sign_now/98.php?CLICKTF Thanks! —————————— To learn more read the full alert below: Dear friends, It’s shocking. Hilton, one of the most renowned hotel chains in the world, could be complicit in child sexual exploitation, in their own facilities! Hotels are one of the primary places where slave children are sold for sex by brutal pimps. And Hilton has not even signed up to a basic international Code of Conduct that forces hotels to train their staff to detect, report and assist girls and women forced into the sex industry. Hilton’s action on this would be huge — if they signed up to the Code, it would create a network of Hilton employees in 77 countries and 32,000 hotels working against the rape trade of women and children. There is no time to lose in stopping this terrifying trade. Sign the petition for Hilton to implement the Code of Conduct for the Protection of Children From Sexual Exploitation in Travel and Tourism. When we hit 250,000 signatures, we’ll take out ads in major newspapers in McLean, Virginia – the city where Hilton CEO Chris Nassetta lives and works: http://www.avaaz.org/en/hilton_sign_now/98.php?CLICKTF The ECPAT Code of Conduct for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation in Travel and Tourism gets hotels to train their staff to recognize victims of the rape trade and underage prostitution, educate their guests about the dangers of sex tourism, liaise with local law enforcement and advocate for victim rights. It works by creating a first line of defense against sex trafficking around the world. To date, the Code affects 30 million tourists a year – vastly increasing the chances of arresting those trafficking girls and helping those trapped in the trade. After brothels were found in Hilton hotels in Ireland and China, thousands sent letters to the hotel chain to protest, and Hilton acknowledged its need to address the problem of child prostitution. But to date no concrete steps have been taken. By shaming Hilton CEO Nasetta in his own home town with a slew of newspaper ads and calling on him to implement The Code, we could force him and his employees to protect children in the most effective way worldwide. At some point in our lives many of us will visit a hotel – which of us would feel comfortable staying in a room where, close by, underage girls are being sold to men and forced to have sex? Sexual tourism that exploits women and girls benefits from hotel staff who look the other way or get a pay off to turn a blind eye. We need hotels to have a zero tolerance policy towards child sexual exploitation in their facilities. To date, more than 900 companies across the word have signed ‘The Code’. The Radisson and Country Inn & Suites hotel operators have already signed the Code. Hilton is under pressure to join them. Click below to urge Hilton to join in the fight against sex trafficking: http://www.avaaz.org/en/hilton_sign_now/98.php?CLICKTF Every day hundreds of girls around the world are forced into sexual slavery. Our global call for accountability and training in the world’s largest hotel chain can make a huge dent in this vile trade. With hope, Alice, Emma, Graziela, Ricken and the rest of the Avaaz team I’ve just signed a petition calling on Hilton to stop the sexual exploitation of children in its hotels. Please check out the link below and join me in signing: http://www.avaaz.org/en/hilton_sign_now/96.php