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Cork Hotels working to end child trafficking

 

A CHARITY revealed how Cork hotels are becoming increasingly vulnerable to child sex trafficking.

JP O’Sullivan from MECPATHS (Mercy Efforts for Child Protection Against Trafficking with the Hospitality Sector) shed light on how the organisation’s training led to the rescue of a child in a Cork hotel.

Established in 2013 by the Sisters of Mercy, MECPATHS offers training to help those in the hospitality industry pinpoint signs of child trafficking.

He referred to one recent incident by way of explanation. “We have volunteers visiting hotels all over the country, but this one just so happened to be in Cork,” he said.

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World Meeting of Families Workshop Video

If you would like to experience the MECPATHS/APT workshop from The World Meeting of Families 2018, it is now available to view online. Listen to Kevin Hyland OBE explore worlds of Modern Day Slavery and discuss his experience of this challenge which rests around us in the world. Maya, a survivor of child trafficking outlines her experience and her survival of worlds of exploitation.

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