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TAKE A PICTURE OF YOUR HOTEL ROOM AND HELP CATCH A SEX TRAFFICKER

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TAKE A PICTURE OF YOUR HOTEL ROOM AND HELP CATCH A SEX TRAFFICKER

You travel to a great hotel (or a not so great one) and you snap a couple pictures to send back home to the folks. Did you know that if you send them to the Exchange Initiative, those pictures could be used as part of a massive database designed to catch sex traffickers?  Turns out that about 40% of trafficking occurs inside hotels and motels. The photos can be used to locate victims, and it’s all done with an app that came out a few months ago. 

UNICEF has determined that at least 300,000 American kids and 1.2 million kids worldwide are trafficked and prostituted each year. 

Kimberly Ritter, director for development for Exchange Initiative, is a veteran of the meeting planning industry where she specializes in large event planning and where she became aware of the huge problem with human trafficking. She now works with her company and clients to educate, empower, and engage individuals and organizations with real resources to help put an end to sex trafficking. One of the ways they do that is with a Smartphone app, TRAFFICKCAM, which lets travelers capture hotel room images with their camera phone, and upload those images to a database that then enables investigators to match photos being searched online for missing children. UNICEF has determined that at least 300,000 American kids and 1.2 million kids worldwide are trafficked and prostituted each year. 

Join us as she shares her expertise, her knowledge and the technology being used to counteract human trafficking and learn how you can help with just your smartphone.

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