One of the most dangerous and difficult challenges the hospitality industry must face is sex and labor trafficking. With large concentrations of tourists brings a high demand for prostitution. The demand is filled by pimps that prey on vulnerable young women and boys to make a quick profit. With more than half of victims of trafficking being recruited by their “intimate partner,” domestic violence plays a large role in how best to approach the issue.
Join us for the October 16th ISTTE Keynote, Domestic Violence & Human Trafficking: Crossroads & Intersections presented by Mark Blackwell, Founder of Justice Ministries and Mike Sexton, Domestic Violence Information & Education Specialist Mecklenburg County, NC, Women's Commission
This keynote will provide a basic definition of both domestic violence and human trafficking along with statistics, national and local resources, and tangible ways for attendees to engage their communities. Information will include; signs to look for, identifying key risk areas, and how to engage your staff members. Safety planning for both domestic violence and human trafficking victims will be highlighted, as well.
Justice Ministries is a 501c3 nonprofit organization committed to combating sex trafficking and sexual exploitation of women, with a focus on rescue & housing.
Mecklenburg County’s CSS Domestic Violence & Violence Prevention Services have a direct focus on domestic violence services, advocacy, outreach and education.
For questions or more information contact Mike Sexton at 704-432-1568 (O) or 704-900-9346 (M) or Michael.Sexton@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov.