Portland, Oregon has long been known as a hot spot for human trafficking in the U.S.
More than 300 Sisters of associates of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary have partnered with the leadership of Embassy Suites in Portland to deepen awareness of the horrors of human trafficking, to share resources for awareness training for hotel staff, and to move to action plans the hotel will take when the need arises. Hilton Hotels, parent company of Embassy Suites, has signed the Child Protection Code of Conduct against sex exploitation of children, which commits to training, action and annual review of the commitment.
This is the latest action on the Sisters’ watch taken against trafficking. They once filled a downtown Portland square to speak out against the use of humans for sex and domestic labor. In addition, parishes and schools around the region have hosted talks on the subject.
Learn more at the Catholic Sentinel article: Sisters and hotel team up against human trafficking.