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November 5, 2014

ECPAT Luggage Tags at Germonds Presbyterian Church

by Velta Upeslacis


ECPAT TagsWhile attending the 58th Commission on the Status of Women in March 2014, I learned about various NGO's and how they are contributing to women's empowerment both nationally and worldwide.  
I recently attended a conference "Changing the Conversation"  where the Rev. Mark Koenig , director of the was a prominent speaker.  In a small group discussion,  he told us about a bright, hand-woven  luggage tag that he had which is sold by ECPAT-USA for a mere $12.  ECPAT-USA (End Child Prostitution and Trafficking) made a powerful impact on me when I learned about it at the ...

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February 20, 2013

All the good that I can do

by Alexander Haines

Bloomfield College group before Chernobyl QuiltWe had the pleasure of hosting a group of students and staff from Bloomfield College today and toured the UN building before returning to the office to hear speakers on several topics. By walking through the rooms of the United Nations (including the General Assembly hall, where Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon was present and the General Assembly was in session to launch the “Year of Quinoa”), the group gained greater awareness of how the United Nations system functions (resolutions of the UN Security Council are legally binding, while resolutions of the General Assembly carry the moral weight ...

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October 23, 2012

ECPAT-USA: Buy Art Not Kids is a huge success

The Presbyterian Human Trafficking Roundtable joined our partners at ECPAT-USA at ECPAT-USA’s second annual fundraising event “Buy Art Not Kids” event last night.  I was glad to join Tony De La Rosa- Interim Executive Presbyter of the Presbytery of New York City, Lisa Anderson- Director, Women’s Multifaith Programs at Auburn Theological Seminary, Alpha Brown- Presbyterian Women of the Presbytery of New York City and others in celebrating art and ECPAT-USA’s work.

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) joined ECPAT by sponsoring this event. To learn more about PC(USA) work on human trafficking, please visit the Human ...

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September 25, 2012

U.S. commitment to address human trafficking

Our fight against human trafficking is one of the great human rights causes of our time, and the United States will continue to lead it…

President Barack Obama, September 25, 2012

Our partners at ECPAT-USA issued the following statement in response to President Obama's call:

Learn about the work of the Presbyterian Church's Human Trafficking Roundtable.

Your gifts to the Peacemaking Offering help support Presbyterian efforts to end human trafficking. 

Use a Peacemaking Offering bulletin insert: Human Trafficking: Breaking Down the Walls.

Presbyterian Representative Ryan Smith serves on the ECPAT-USA board.


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December 5, 2011

Wyndham Worldwide signs the Code!

The Code logoECPAT-USA announced that Wyndham Worldwide has become the latest major hospitality company to take a stand against the commercial sexual exploitation of children by signing the Tourism Child-Protection Code of Conduct (The Code). ECPAT-USA is one of our partners in the effort to end the trafficking of children.
Read the entire press release here.

Buy a TassaTag to support the work of ECPAT-USA.

Learn about Presbyterian efforts to address human trafficking.

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November 21, 2011

Take opposition to sex slavery and trafficking on the road

TassaTagsLooking for a stocking stuffer?

Consider a TassaTag.

TassaTags are 4"x6" bright, hand-woven cotton luggage tags. TassaTags serve a much larger purpose than simply helping you spot your luggage.

Each purchase of a TassaTag supports ECPAT-USA (End Child Prostitution and Trafficking), a non-profit children's rights organization whose mission is to protect children in the US and abroad from commercial sexual exploitation. ECPAT-USA is a partner of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

TassaTags are fair trade products. Women at The Regina Center in Nongkhai, Thailand make the tags. This project enables women to stay in their villages and ...

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