EL NUEVO DIARIO, New York.- Radhames Rodríguez, president of the Union of Wineries of America (UBA), whose organization brings together more than 12,000 wineries in New York, said the unit he directs is involved in the Hispanic initiative. participates and supports it. Company Goya Foods to combat human trafficking.
He added that during a recent meeting with Goya CEO Roberto Unuen, the UBA was invited to participate “and from now on we have promised to work together with our members with the same objective.”
Yoonen says crime leaves a deep mark on families and communities across the universe, “because it is a $250 billion global industry characterized by family destruction and abuse against children.”
He says, “Suppressing this crime is the mission of Goya Cares, which has teamed up with various local organizations and businesses to fight what they call an epidemic that disproportionately affects historically disadvantaged communities.” significantly affects.”
Goya, known for its canned goods, added a QR code on 30 million cans of beans that lead directly to an anti-smuggling hotline as well as resources, and that’s where the city’s supermarkets and bodegas play a fundamental role. Huh.
New York, along with Florida, Texas, California, and Georgia, have higher human trafficking rates than the nation as a whole.
This year, Goya Cares will be promoting a curriculum in the city’s public schools to educate and empower students.
According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Minors, sex trafficking of minors through online platforms reached an all-time high, which is why Goya began creating 60-second digital content that talks about the importance of self-love. talks about.
If you believe you are a victim of human trafficking or know someone who is, you can call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888.
The President of UBA recalled that, according to UNICEF data, 40 million people are trafficked in the world every year, of which 60% are women and 25% are children.