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Eagle Eye Treks commits to child protection in Nepal by becoming a member of The Code

The Code is pleased to welcome our newest members Eagle Eye Treks based in Nepal. As members of The Code, Eagle Eye Treks has made a commitment to preventing the sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism (SECTT) through their business operations and activities.

Eagle Eye Treks is a leading Nepalese company in trekking, peak climbing, adventure travel, expedition, tours and research for individuals and small groups as well as the larger parties such as airline crews, college student groups, travel agents and business holidays tours in Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan. Eagle Eye Treks also makes sure to positively impact local communities wherever they set foot.

“While doing business in this fast growing community and economy we should not forget to become responsible and ethical to this society.” – Dhiran Dhital of Eagle Eye Treks

No country is immune to the sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism and this crime is becoming growing problem. Nepal is a targeted destination for travelling child sex offenders who wish to misuse travel and tourism facilities to commit their crimes. Offenders take advantage of vulnerable communities and weak legal systems where they can operate with impunity and anonymity.

The Code currently has four members based in Nepal and 16 members with operations in Nepal.

Eagle Eye Treks will begin training to support their staff to recognise and report suspected cases of exploitation and create awareness amongst their travellers and clients. These steps are part of the six criteria of The Code that members commit to.

The six criteria of The Code are to:

  1. Establish a policy and procedures against sexual exploitation of children.
  2. Train employees in children’s rights, the prevention of sexual exploitation and how to report suspected cases.
  3. Include a clause in contracts throughout the value chain stating a common repudiation and zero tolerance policy of sexual exploitation of children.
  4. Provide information to travellers on children’s rights, the prevention of sexual exploitation of children and how to report suspected cases.
  5. Support, collaborate and engage stakeholders in the prevention of sexual exploitation of children.
  6. Report annually on the implementation of the six criteria of The Code.