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    Innocent At Risk (IAR) Non-Profit Organization Joins WCH for 2nd G.O.D. Awards at The United Nations in New York In June, 2014

    "It is such an honor for IAR to be partnering with We Care for Humanity for this noble cause of G.O.D. Awards to raise humanitarian awareness globally", said the founder and director of Innocent At Risk, Ms. Deborah Sigmund who was awarded as Mother of the Year Award in 2013 by the
    American Mother's International.

    About IAR:

    Innocents at Risk is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded to fight child exploitation and human trafficking. Our mission is to educate citizens about the grave issue of global and local human trafficking. We are dedicated to protecting children from all forms of abuse, and work to end child exploitation and child trafficking everywhere.

    Human Trafficking is a $32 billion industry worldwide, and it is happening throughout the world in every country and across the United States in every major city and small town. According to the Department of State, 2 million women and children are victims of human trafficking every year. In the United States, 300 thousand children are forced into child prostitution and child pornography each year. In Washington DC alone, trafficking innocent children is a $100 million industry.

    Since 2004, Innocents at Risk has been working to raise awareness about the horrors of child trafficking in America and around the world. We conduct educational outreach programs through churches, clubs, organizations, schools and embassies. Our awareness DVD has been used at every major embassy and throughout the United States as an educational resource.

    In 2007, we began training airline personnel, who are our first line of defense in protecting the countless children who are trafficked on major flights each day. Our brochures, wrist bands, and educational workshops have armed thousands of flight attendants with information on how to recognize and report trafficking before even reaching the ground. With the help of our new partner, Airline Ambassadors (, we are working to expand our outreach to all major carriers.


    Deborah S. Sigmund

    About the G.O.D. Awards

    The 2ND Global Officials of Dignity Awards (2nd G.O.D. Awards) will be held to recognize outstanding individuals who dedicate their time for others. This award is the leading international awards honoring excellence of individuals who have outstanding civic, charitable stewardship and have significantly improved the quality of life in their communities through their expertise, and talents in the fields of Diplomacy, Business, Economy, Philanthropy, and Entertainment, whose accomplishments are consistent with the goals of the Organization.

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