Last month, 5-year-old Shaniya Davis was sold for sex at a Comfort Inn in North Carolina. Companies like Choice Hotels, the parent company of the Comfort Inn where Shaniya was sold, can help prevent child prostitution with one simple action: signing the ECPAT Code of Conduct. More than 900 companies around the world (very few of them from the U.S.) have been willing to take this simple, effective action. Without their commitment to eradicating child sex trafficking, American-owned hotels are signally their indifference to the plight of children.
You can take action to prevent child prostitution by sending a letter to Choice Hotels CEO Steve Joyce, telling him to sign the ECPAT Code of Conduct and commit to preventing child sex tourism in Choice Hotel hotels.
If you have information on Canadian Hotels and Tourist Companies and ECPAT, please write us. The only Canadian tourist companies listed on the ECPAT member site are Incursion Voyages Homepage and ACTA. However, US parent companies who are members include Carlson Companies (Regent International Hotels, Radisson Hotels, Country Inns and Suites, Park Plaza, CarlsonWagonlit Travel) and the AATA.
Humanists for Social Justice and Environmental Action supports Human Rights, Social and Economic Justice, Environmental Activism and Planetary Ethics in North America & Globally, with particular reference to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other Human Rights UN treaties and conventions listed above.