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Central America and Caribbean

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PREVENTION POLICY SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN


1. PURPOSE

The Prevention of Sexual Exploitation of Children policy aims to establish conduct which the Organization, namely Royal Decameron Club Caribbean and all its Partners should adopt in the performance of their activities, in ensuring the protection of the rights of children and adolescents, in order to avoid any forms of sexual exploitation, which includes pornography and sex tourism.

The Policy complements the LAW FOR THE PROTECTION OF RIGHTS FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS and develops the regulatory framework established in various international and local legal character of instruments to strengthen culture, respect and protection of personal integrity and the rights of children and adolescents. Documents are incorporated concerning the principles recognized in Politics as well as The Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Optional Protocol on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography laws, rules and regulations issued by local authorities.

2. SCOPE

Policy compliance is required from all employees, whether acting as directors, employees or related third parties.

3. IMPLEMENTATION AREA RESPONSIBLE

It is the responsibility of the Department of Human Resources Advance Disclosure Policy to ensure its effective implementation, including coordination of the General Directorate of legal actions for such implementation, including complaints and administrative sanctions, disciplinary, contractual or judicial from the case and disclosure tasks reference regulatory framework.

4. DEFINITIONS AND ABBREVIATIONS

Boys, Girls, and Adolescents underage, for the purposes of this policy is adopted the definition provided in the Convention on the Rights of the Child which defines it as all human being below the age of eighteen years, unless, under the local laws majority is reached before eighteen.

Sexual Exploitation of Children in the field of tourism- is sexual exploitation commercial for a child or adolescent by a person or persons traveling within their own country or abroad, and undertake sexual activity with children or adolescents, with the complicity by omission or action of service provider’s tourist.

Child Pornography- it includes any representation of a child and / or adolescent engaging in sexual activities or encouraging them, any representation of a minor predominantly sexual purposes, any organization of live entertainment of any sexual representations of children and adolescents. The Pornography can be transmitted by any means.

UNICEF or the United Nations Fund for Children- it is a program United Nations (UN) that provides humanitarian aid and developing children and mothers in developing countries.

Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). It is an international treaty adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 20 November 1989 and to which they have joined more than 190 states, which undertake to respect the rights of 5 children. The CRC recognizes children as subjects of law, but makes the adult subject’s responsibilities.

Optional Protocol. It is the additional protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, of child prostitution and the use of child pornography. Resolution A / RES / 54/263 United Nations issued 25 May 2000, entered into force on January 18, 2002.

5. CONTENT

In compliance with the policy on protection of the rights of children, and adolescents on all forms of sexual exploitation, the organization and its collaborators are obliged to:

  1. When undertaking the provision of accommodation services, food and recreation, refrain from any practice, information or tourist orientation, which Somehow promote, hinted or may lead to any form of sexual exploitation, pornography and sexual tourism with children and adolescents, including the use of photographic, recording or video.
  2. To inform the competent authorities any fact or situation they know to be suspicious, who has given or may give rise to sexual exploitation of children and adolescents, including the existence of sites related to the sexual exploitation of children and adolescents.
  3. Encourage your suppliers to adopt a policy similar to reach internally adopted and incorporated into the contracts entered by each companies, the obligation for these providers to adopt such a policy- Concerning Regulatory Framework Convention on the Rights of the Child. Signed by 192 countries and ratified by 190 countries, except the United States, Somalia and South Sudan, becoming the treated more organized worldwide throughout history. Mexico ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child on 28 January 1991 Optional Protocol to the Child. Signed by 161 countries and ratified by 132 countries among which are the countries where our companies operate. The Optional Protocol on the sale of children, child prostitution and the child pornography entered into force internationally in the year 2002, this international instrument criminalizing violations of children's rights and do emphasis on the importance of promoting greater public awareness and cooperation in international efforts to combat them. Also, from the issuance of this policy, they must be observed by contractors who provide services related to the company.

HIV WORKPLACE POLICY

Royal Decameron Club Caribbean recognizes the magnitude and severity of the development of HIV/AIDS epidemic worldwide. As a hotel, Royal Decameron Club Caribbean is committed to the development and implementation of policies and programmes in its local workplace on HIV/AIDS non-discrimination, awareness, prevention and health support.

HIV/AIDS is a virus that shows no racial, gender or class boundaries. Royal Decameron Club Caribbean believes that a person with the HIV or AIDS must be treated on a similar basis to any other employee suffering from a life threatening or chronic disease.

While programs may be locally based and designed to meet local conditions, the overarching policy of HIV/AIDS non-discrimination, awareness, prevention, and health support, applies to all employees of the Company. This company will aim at developing local programs and policies to adhere to the following guidelines:

Non-Discrimination

Consistent with Royal Decameron Club Caribbean wide global policy on non-discrimination, it is the policy of Royal Decameron to provide a work environment for its employees that is free from harassment and/or discrimination. Colleagues who engage in acts of harassment and/or discrimination are subject to corrective action that may include termination of employment. Accordingly, colleague situations related to HIV and AIDS are governed by the following Principles:

  • Royal Decameron Club Caribbean will not and does not discriminate against colleagues or applicants having, perceived as having, living with or otherwise affected by HIV or AIDS.
  • Royal Decameron Club Caribbean treats HIV/AIDS the same as other illnesses in terms of all of our employee policies and benefits, including health and life insurance, disability benefits and leave of absence.
  • In accordance with applicable laws, Royal Decameron Club Caribbean provides reasonable work accommodations when needed for qualified individuals.
  • All colleagues must adhere to our non-discrimination policy. Colleagues who refuse to work with, withhold services from, harass or otherwise discriminate against another colleague because of his/her having HIV/AIDS, being perceived as having, living with HIV/AIDS, or being otherwise affected by HIV/AIDS, will be subject to discipline and/or other corrective actions.

Open Door Policy

Royal Decameron Club Caribbean maintains an "open-door" policy. Colleagues who feel they have been discriminated against as a result of having, being perceived as having, living with or being affected by HIV/AIDS, and those who have any other related concerns, are encouraged to utilize the Open Door Policy. A colleague who is uncomfortable using the Open Door Policy (eliminate the change of command) may contact the Hotel Nurse at any of our Decameron Properties.

HIV Testing, Confidentiality and Disclosure

  • Royal Decameron Club Caribbean encourages routine, confidential, voluntary testing and counseling as part of its education and awareness programs.
  • HIV and AIDS are treated confidentially as medical conditions, in accordance with applicable laws and hotel policies.
  • Royal Decameron Club Caribbean does not require colleagues, their dependents, job applicants or other third parties to undergo HIV testing as a condition of employment or receipt of benefits.

Education and Awareness

Royal Decameron is concerned about the wellness of our colleagues. The company-provided benefits and programs have an important role in preserving the dignity of those colleagues infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS. They serve to help them maintain normal and productive lives. The Company will provide, either directly or through third parties, an integrated education and awareness program focusing on prevention. Such programs could include:

Awareness and Sensitization

As a way of mitigating the spread of HIV in places of work, the Management in collaboration with employees must ensure that they conduct periodic awareness programmers. The Management of Royal Decameron will:

  • Ensure that they provide accurate information on the dangers of HIV, the benefits of abstinence, being faithful to one partner and consistent condom use.
  • Training for managers and supervisors to communicate and ensure compliance with Royal Decameron’s HIV/AIDS workplace policy and related programs;
  • Provide medically accurate, relevant information on HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, including education and information on effective programs related to "A-B-C" (e.g., abstinence, be faithful, and condoms);
  • Provide information on safe sexual practices, prevention of sexually transmitted diseases and overall health promotion including information on substance abuse;
  • Provide information on voluntary HIV/AIDS testing, referral and counseling services.

Access to Treatment

Employees that are diagnosed with HIV can be productive given proper support, care and treatment. It is therefore the duty of Royal Decameron Club Caribbean to ensure that workers that have been tested HIV positive are given the right treatment and care. This is available through government-sponsored health care facilities. The Company does not accept responsibility in cases of employees who decline to seek medical treatment, who voluntarily terminate treatment, or who fail to observe the conditions associated with the medication in which they receive from their health care provider. The Company does not accept responsibility for any possible failure or side-effects of the therapy in which they have received from their Health Care Provider.

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