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ITB Berlin elected to the board of the international Child Protection Code

The ITB Berlin is strengthening its commitment to child protection.  Rika Jean-François, CSR representative for ITB Berlin, has been chosen as a new representative on the board of the international Child Protection Code.  With this, the international travel industry's leading trade fair is even more committed to giving the Child Protection Code a platform for effective protection of children from exploitation.

Child protection has now made it onto the agendas of most tourism service providers and is becoming recognized as a part of human rights corporate social responsibility, says Mauerer, Executive Director of ECPAT Germany: "We are seeing changes in the way tourism industry professionals meet the topic, in the ways that it is possible to cooperate and really move forward together on child protection measures, but of course also in the forms of exploitation of children.  Here we need new answers when it comes to, for example, the combination of sexual violence in online and offline situations."

Two additional German companies, Bayerisches Pilgerbüro and DER Touristik, will sign the Child Protection Code at this year's ITB Berlin.  On trade days there is the opportunity to test the ECPAT Serious Game Child Protection in Tourism at the ECPAT stand in Hall 4.1, Stand 219.  On the weekend open to the public, visitors can participate in a small quiz on child protection.

 

Hall 4.1, Stand 219

Press Contact:  Mechtild Maurer
Email: maurer@ecpat.de
 

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