Trafficking Initiative

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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Meeting Industry Brings Human Trafficking to Forefront

With the world’s sporting spotlight set to shine brightly on New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium on February 2, the 82,500-seat gladiatorial cauldron will slowly fill with fans drawn from coast to coast for Super Bowl XLVIII. Shaping up to be the greatest NFL spectacle yet, some well-drilled traffic management will need to be deployed to ensure the armies of travelling Denver…

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Caribe Royale Orlando Becomes Latest Member of the Tourism Child-Protection Code of Conduct during Human Trafficking Awareness Month

ECPAT-USA is pleased to announce that Caribe Royale Orlando signed the Tourism Child Protection Code of Conduct at their hotel on January 23, 2014. The Code is a set of six voluntary business principles that travel and tourism companies can adopt to prevent child trafficking on their property. The commercial sexual exploitation of children is a crime that affects individuals…

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Missouri group hopes to bring a dark underworld to light

It is considered to be one of the fasted growing criminal industries across the planet: human Trafficking. A Missouri group called Ignite: Sparking Action Against Sex Trafficking is hosting what it says is the first national, comprehensive conference on sex trafficking. It is estimated that there are least 300,000 children nationwide, and more than one million worldwide, who are at…

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Missouri group trying to put an end to sex trafficking

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month in the United States and one Missouri group is joining in to help put a stop to this crime. Exchange Initiative based out of St. Louis is holding the Ignite Conference on March 2-4.The conference will bring together professionals from law enforcement, medical, education, and community groups to help better understand and coordinate action…

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Work with LCWR led to advocacy to end human trafficking

Sr. Camille: Kim, you and your red-jacketed associates at Nix Conference & Meeting Management are easily recognized at assemblies of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. How would you describe your service to that organization and to many others? Kimberly Ritter: Nix is responsible for managing the meeting, conference and trade show. Corporations, associations, religious organizations, businesses and nonprofits have…

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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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