Michelle Guelbart via Crowdrise
April 07, 2015
EVENT DATE: May 03, 2015
Help me raise money as I BREAK THE CYCLE OF SLAVERY!
The TD Five Boro Bike Ride is the world’s largest charitable bike ride, benefiting organizations like ECPAT-USA. This year ECPAT-USA was selected to be a charity partner and is organizing a team of riders to join us in the fight against trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. Your participation will help ensure that no child is bought, sold, or used for sex.
Where does the money raised go?
All proceeds will go to ECPAT-USA's program areas. We work to build a world where children grow up free and are not bought, sold, or used for sex.
Advocacy for Federal and State Laws: ECPAT-USA advocates for legislation to protect children from commercial sexual exploitation. We work closely with legislators to develop and pass federal and state laws that address the needs of child victims of trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation.
Youth Education and Empowerment: Our Youth Against Trafficking Leadership program is designed to educate, train and develop the leadership skills of youth to become the foremost voices within their communities advocating against the commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking of children. This education emphasizes prevention and how to recognize risk factors, along with assisting schools in developing protocols and resources, in the event that a student is being exploited.
Working with the Private Sector: ECPAT-USA works the travel and tourism industry to promote the Tourism-Child Protection Code of Conduct (The Code). To date, 40 American corporations have committed to educating and training their employees on the issue of sex trafficking and how to recognize potential cases. Some of our partners include Delta, Hilton Worldwide, Carlson, Orbitz, and Wyndham.
Training and Research:ECPAT-USA trains agencies working directly with minors that are the most likely to come into contact with a victim. Fields we work with include health care, child welfare, and education. We recently published a report, And Boys Too, on the issue of boys being commercially sexually exploited in the US.