Monday, September 7, 2009

STOP NOW

HISTORY WILL BE MADE

History will be made on the weekend of, September 26-27, 2009, as individuals, corporations, religious organizations, communities and student groups come from all over to participate in the inaugural WALK to Stop Child Trafficking Now! This global event is slated to attract thousands of people who will walk throughout the world, while raising funds and broadening awareness for Stop Child Trafficking Now!

This event has already attracted tremendous attention from the media, notable celebrities and numerous organizations interested in ending this heinous crime.

WhenWeekend of, September 26-27, 2009
WhatFlagship Walk in NYC, Community & Campus Walks
WhereThroughout the World
WhoThousands from around the world
HowWalking to raise funds to Stop Child Trafficking Now



Click here to sign up to walk now and learn where there are walks! If there is NOT a walk near you, there is even the opportunity of a virtual walk...check it out HERE. So there really is no excuse.

Click HERE to find out more
about STOP Child Trafficking Now (SCT.NOW.org). Learn about this and how you and/or your church can be an effective part of STOPPING this in our society and throughout the world. It needs to be stopped and we need to DO our part & learn & be aware of the atrocities of this crime: help put an end to the most despicable crime of our time!

STATISTICS speak clearly of the NEED for us to ACT and join SCT now:

  • 300,000 children in the U.S. are at risk every year for commercial sexual exploitation. -U.S. Department of Justice
  • 600,000 – 800,000 people are bought and sold across international borders each year; 50% are children, most are female. The majority of these victims are forced into the commercial sex trade. – U.S. Department of State, 2004, Trafficking in Persons Report, Washington, D.C.
  • An estimated 14,500 to 17,500 foreign nationals are trafficked into the United States each year. The number of U.S. citizens trafficked within the country is even higher, with an estimated 200,000 American children at risk for trafficking into the sex industry. – U.S Department of Justice Report to Congress from Attorney General John Ashcroft on U.S. Government Efforts to Combat Trafficking in Persons
  • An estimated 2.5 million children, the majority of them girls, are sexually exploited in the multibillion dollar commercial sex industry – UNICEF
  • Investigators and researchers estimate the average predator in the U.S. can make more than $200,000 a year off one young girl. – NBC Report by Teri Williams



1 comment:

Sita said...

Did not hear about this--wonder if there is a Canadian version? I'l send the link to the Ratanak Foundation rep. here...thanks, Peggy.

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