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Travelers fight sex trafficking with TraffickCam during National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month (January)

ST. LOUIS, MO – The social action organization Exchange Initiative is encouraging travelers to help fight sex trafficking during January, National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, by uploading hotel room photos to the free TraffickCam mobile app. Today, January 11 is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Photos uploaded with the TraffickCam app are anonymously added to a national database…

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$100,000 matching gift supports TraffickCam app to fight human sex trafficking

ST. LOUIS, MO – The Congregation of the Sisters of Saint Joseph, a community of Catholic women religious and associates, has donated a $100,000 matching gift to support the ongoing development of TraffickCam, the free anti-trafficking smartphone app that has taken social media, the traveling public and the tech world by storm. Donations will support the ongoing development of the…

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Travelers use TraffickCam app to fight sex trafficking by uploading hotel room photos to national database

ST. LOUIS, MO – Travelers can help in the fight against sex trafficking by using a new, free mobile app called TraffickCam to anonymously photograph hotel rooms and upload data to a national database used by law enforcement and investigators to locate victims and their pimps. TraffickCam was developed by the social action organization Exchange Initiative and researchers at Washington…

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Nix Conference & Meeting Management Honored for Efforts to Prevent Child Sex Trafficking

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI – Nix Conference & Meeting Management has been honored as a 2014 Top Member by the internationally recognized Tourism Child-Protection Code of Conduct (The Code) for their “exceptional work to integrate child protection practices into their business.” Nix is one of just 13 U.S. companies and 43 worldwide to receive the honor. “Nix and the other Top…

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U.S. Congressional Legislators to Address Sex Trafficking at IGNITE Conference in St. Louis March 2 – 4

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI – Influential legislators U.S. Congresswoman Ann Wagner and U.S. Congressman Ted Poe will speak at “IGNITE: Sparking Action Against Sex Trafficking” from March 2 – 4 at the St. Louis Union Station DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel. IGNITE, sponsored by the new social action organization Exchange Initiative, is the first national conference to address the sex trafficking issue…

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Nix Conference & Meeting Management launches Exchange Initiative to help end sex trafficking

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI – Nix Conference & Meeting Management has launched Exchange Initiative, a new organization dedicated to ending child and teen sex trafficking through resources, information and networking. Exchange Initiative is planning its first national conference on sex trafficking to promote global awareness and understanding of the issue while sparking real action at the local level. The conference will…

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FBI cracks down on pimps as Nix Conference & Meeting Management urges hotels to help stop child sex trafficking

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI – As the FBI cracked down on child sex traffickers nationwide last weekend — arresting 159 pimps and rescuing 105 children — Nix Conference & Meeting Management was working behind the scenes, planning a conference on the issue and urging hotels managers to set policies and train employees on ways to spot child prostitution. “Hotel staff and…

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