Screen our Documentary. Decide if it will be a private event for friends or family at your home or if you want to do something open to the public at a local venue. Send out invitations or pass out flyers. Show the video, and answer any questions you can when it’s over. For a more detailed guide on planning such an event please click here.
Sponsor a Panel Discussion. Invite a guest speaker to your church, club, school or other venue to talk about some aspect of the commercial sexual exploitation of children. In some cases, ECPAT-USA can provide a speaker or identify people in your area who might be willing to speak. Contact Max Walker, email@example.com, for more information.
Patronize a Responsible Company. When you travel for business or recreation, or if you are organizing a conference, use a company that has demonstrated its commitment to protecting children by patronizing companies that signed the Code of Conduct for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation in Travel and Tourism. Click here to see all the Code Signatories, grouped by country.
Write letters. Write letters to U.S. hotel companies asking them to sign the Code of Conduct. Find out who owns the airport, bus terminal, and/or train station in your city and ask the administrator to post signs in departure lounges informing all passengers that it is against the law to sexually exploit children everywhere. You can order free materials by clicking here.
Tag a Bag and be a visible voice. With the gradual recognition of the TassaTagyou can raise greater awareness of this major illegal trade around the world and demonstrate to the travel industry that the traveler is willing to support their efforts to ensure that the human rights and dignity of children are respected. The TassaTag also makes the perfect, meaningful gift and a sensitive way to introduce the subject to others who are not aware.
Start your own Anti-Trafficking Club. If you’re really committed to the cause but don’t know how to get the word out, we’ve created two tool kits designed to help you get started. The first is on child sex trafficking in America, the second is on Child Sex Tourism overseas. They can be used to compliment one another or on their own, based on your needs. If you’re a teacher, we also have standardized lesson plans to help you in teaching a class on the subject. Below are the links to the files.