Dallas-based anti-domestic child sex trafficking group Untrafficked has announced a new partnership with the Goya Cares Anti-Trafficking Coalition.
Eric Colton, the chairman of Untrafficked, explained, “Collaboration is essential to winning the battle of domestic child sex trafficking. We are grateful that Goya Care is bringing together community organizations and businesses to show solidarity for one major cause—to eradicate child trafficking.
“Together, may we make a greater impact on the lives of children and all those affected by this atrocity,” Colton concluded.
Bob Unanue, the president and CEO of Goya, similarly heralded the partnership, which was announced during National Human Trafficking Prevention Month.
“We are honored to work alongside Untrafficked and support the incredible work they do as part of our Goya Cares Coalition,” the businessman said. “Together, we must continue to fight and bring the child back to the center of our care and concern so that they may have hope and the opportunity to live in a world where their life is valued, and their freedom is a reality.”
Untrafficked serves as a “national anti-child sex trafficking 501(c)3 organization, educating and empowering Americans to speak and act with one voice in defense of at-risk children and children that are survivors of child sex trafficking.”
The group “is committed to confronting indifference and combating child sex trafficking in all its forms wherever it may be found.”
Local anti-child sex abuse activist Jenna Quinn was recently named as the new national spokesperson for Untrafficked, as reported by The Dallas Express. Quinn has led the national effort to pass laws requiring child sexual abuse prevention education in schools and communities.
“It speaks volumes to the level of hope, support, and compassion that Goya has to prevent these crimes from happening, to intervene if something has happened, and to restore the lives of survivors,” Quinn explained to The Dallas Express.
“As a survivor and a mother, I am passionate about seeing families informed,” she continued, pointing to Untrafficked’s educational resources and programs.
Other organizations that have joined Goya’s coalition include Operation Underground Railroad, the American Cornerstone Institute, and the Knights of Columbus.
The food giant, which has recently been developing its Texas presence, founded the coalition in 2021 to support and coordinate the global effort to prevent child trafficking, assist survivors, and educate communities.
“Goya Cares is dedicated to combating child trafficking and education on child mental health awareness,” the organization’s website explains.
“At the center of Goya Cares is a heart, and our heart reaches out to these victims of child trafficking and children who are suffering from mental illness,” Bob Unanue added. “They need to be reminded that they are precious gifts from God.”