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Be a Hero: Child Protection in Responsible Tourism by Patchareeboon Sakulpitakphon, The Code

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The sexual exploitation of children should not be a part of the tourism reality, but it is. Although tourism is not the cause of this crime, offenders utilize the services and infrastructure of the tourism industry to carry out the crime. Thus, the tourism industry has a responsibility towards combating the sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism. The Code is a tool that allows your company to implement child protection for responsible tourism. Come to this session to learn more.

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Be a Hero: Child Protection in Responsible Tourism by Patchareeboon Sakulpitakphon, The Code

  1. 1. Be a Hero! Child Protection in Responsible Tourism The Code of Conduct for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation in Travel and Tourism – The Code ITB Asia 24 October 2013 1
  2. 2. A • Alert authorities B • Contact your manager C • Confirm data with front-line staff 2
  3. 3. Sexual exploitation of children linked to travel and tourism is a global crime. Tourism is NOT the cause but many offenders travel and use the service of the industry to commit the crime. Tourism Crime Children Under 18 years old 3
  4. 4. Manifestations of Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children [CSEC] Child Sex Tourism Child Trafficking Children in Prostitution CSEC Child Pornography /Child Abuse Images
  5. 5. Unique Opportunity Child Protection Responsible Tourism 5
  6. 6. The Code of Conduct for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation in Travel and Tourism www.thecode.org
  7. 7. Six Criteria of The Code Part I 1. To establish a policy and procedures against sexual exploitation of children; 2. To train employees in children’s rights, the prevention of sexual exploitation and how to report suspected cases; 3. To include a clause in contracts throughout the value chain stating a common repudiation and zero tolerance policy of sexual exploitation of children;
  8. 8. Six Criteria of The Code Part II 4. To provide information to travelers on children’s rights, the prevention of sexual exploitation of children and how to report suspected cases; 5. To support, collaborate and engage stakeholders in the prevention of sexual exploitation of children; 6. To report annually on their implementation of Code related activities.
  9. 9. Board Members of The Code 5 Industry Seats 4 Non-Industry Seats ECPAT International Matthias Leisinger Dorothy Rozga ECPAT Netherlands Theo Noten Brenda Schultz Fair Trade Tourism Jennifer Seif Andreas Museler Bernhard Wegscheider Shahinoor Visram Travel Education Center Lotta Sands
  10. 10. Code - Membership Fee Revenue of Company per Year Membership Fee per year Revenue under 500,000 Euro/year 50 Euro/year Revenue between 500,000 – 2.5 million Euro/year 300 Euro/year Revenue between 2.5 – 50 million Euro/year 800 Euro/year Revenue over 50 million Euro/year 2,000 Euro/year Towards sustainability of The Code Local work of The Code with partners Via Pay-Pal, Credit Card or Bank Transfers
  11. 11. Benefits of Joining The Code Community Engagement Mitigate Potential Risks Competitive Advantage Recognized as a Responsible Brand
  12. 12. THE CODE CLOUD Member Portal Website CRM System Customer Relation Management LCR Portal E-learning
  13. 13. Member Portal
  14. 14. New E-learning for Front Line Staff
  15. 15. Reporting Directory
  16. 16. MULTI-AWARD WINNING Sept. 2013
  17. 17. COME VISIT US!
  18. 18. The Code www.thecode.org 328/1 Phayathai Road Ratchatewi, Bangkok Thailand 10400 info@thecode.org Ms. Patchareboon Sakulpitakphon (Mam) Project Manager Engagement & Awareness mam@thecode.org 18

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