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by Sarah Hoyle
Thursday, May 28 was a long day. I didn’t step back into my summer dorm until 9:30pm, still in my work clothes and my not-made-for-NYC shoes. Rev. Koenig, German Zarate, and I had just come from a performance and panel discussion hosted by End Child Prostitution and Trafficking-USA (ECPAT-USA), the NYC Clergy Roundtable and other organizations working to end sex trafficking. ECPAT-USA is a long-time partner of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
The performance, "A Day in the Life" by the young women of The Arts Effect NYC, gave faces to the stories of ...
by Velta Upeslacis
While 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 ...
by Alexander Haines
We 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 ...
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 ...
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.
ECPAT-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.
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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 ...