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About Women Against Child Trafficking(WACT)

Human trafficking is a growing problem in the Riverside County, Ventura County, Los Angeles County and San Diego County.  Young teens are being kidnapped weekly and then sold to human sex trafficking. 

The predators prey on teens on the Internet, Facebook and right outside of their school.  The U.S. Department of Justice estimated 14,500 to 17,500 people are trafficked every year.  Human trafficking has grown from a $9 billion to a $40 billion-a-year industry, Riverside police Officer's say it rivals drug and arms trafficking for the most profitable criminal enterprise. 

 

      Mission Statment

 

Women Against Child Trafficking is dedicated to helping victims/survivors of human trafficking, child sex trafficking, youth in crisis, teens/young adults in crisis and abandoned youth.  We work hand in hand with the FBI, the Riverside County Sheriff's Department and the City of Riverside Police Detectives, along with aiding and supporting Operation SafeHouse, a youth shelter that houses rescued children.  Our mission is to protect children/teens from predators who profit from selling children/teens into sexual slavery. We help spread awareness and inform the public.  We educate parents, teachers, children, religious leaders and others in positions of authority of the ever-growing crimes against children.  We provide 72-hour emergency shelter, transportation, victim services, food, clothing, shoes, blankets, toiletries and address the immediate needs of the victims from 11 to 18 years old.  We also provide the mentoring and transitional living to survivors (young adults who have had no home support, essentially abandoned youth) who have been in the system up until age 23.  We provide the survivors with basic and other essentials such as housing, food, clothing, tuition, educational materials and mentorship to guide them into adulthood

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The global market for child trafficking at over $12 billion a year with over 1.2 million child victims. - UNICEF

The average age of entry for children victimized by the sex trade industry is 12 years. - U.S. Department of Justice

Approximately 80% of human trafficking victims are women and girls and up to 50% are minors.  - U.S. State Department

The average number of victims for non-incestuous pedophiles who molest girls is 20, for pedophiles who prefer boys 100! - The Association For the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA)

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.

Sita Thompson Is Against Child Trafficking

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SITA Couture has been a supporter of Women Against Child Trafficking since 2013.
SITA Couture has a hang-tag on all of our garments with information on how to support Women Against Child Trafficking and how to become more aware.
A portion of all SITA Couture proceeds to support WACT, we also donate clothing and items for the gift bags because when these women and children get rescued they rarely have anything on them but the clothes on their back.

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