Sunday, March 19, 2006

Campaign to stop human trafficking to Dubai

Problem: Thousands of women and children are trafficked into Dubai each year and forced into prostitution. Many of the local hotels are voluntarily, or involuntarily instrumental in this trade.

Campaign Goal: That the Dubai government;

1) Require that hotels in the city sign and implement the ECPAT Code of Conduct for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation in Travel and Tourism, supported by UNICEF and the World Tourism Organization ( This would mean that hotels would have to train staff to recognize and stand against such links to exploitation.

2) Require hotels to display awareness raising materials explaining to tourists and business travellers what human trafficking is, how to recognize the victims of trafficking, and warns of the consequences of being complicit with this crime.
3) Remove the licenses of hotels which persistently allow links with human trafficking to continue.

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