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Train Uber drivers on the signs of human trafficking.

Project: Training Uber drivers on the signs of human trafficking.
Partners: Uber, ECPAT and NCMEC

Uber drivers come into contact with many different people every day. Their unique perspective offers drivers the opportunity to play a key role in stopping human trafficking situations if they can recognize the signs.

From drivers to first responders

The McCain Institute, End Child Prostitution and Trafficking (ECPAT) and the National Center to End Child Prostitution and Trafficking ( NCPAT) have

Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), have collaborated with Uber to create resources and training tools to educate drivers in the desert region and across the country about human trafficking. Specifically, the resources described what human trafficking is, pointers on how to detect it, and what drivers should do when they suspect someone is being trafficked. The training was so successful that it led Uber to sign the ECPAT Code of Conduct, which is an industry-driven initiative that works to ensure that children are not victims of sexual exploitation in travel or tourism.

Drivers saving lives

This training has led to the heroic story of an Uber driver who recognized that a young woman, who was a passenger in his car, was a victim of trafficking. He spoke up and was able to intervene and help the victim. Learn more here.

The McCain Institute and Uber continue to partner on the importance of training drivers to help raise awareness and work to prevent human trafficking situations.

Publish Date
April 20, 2021