Sunday, November 14, 2010

The Body Shop : We Need Your Signatures

Inspired by The Body Shop’s founder, Anita Roddick and her commitment and passion for justice, The Body Shop continues her fight against human trafficking, bringing awareness of this modern-day slave trade to world leaders and the global community.

Working alongside their global partner ECPAT, The Body Shop Philippines is launching a petition upon governments to give children greater protection against trafficking. The petition aims to put more funds to the anti-trafficking campaign to improve law enforcements and for the provision of services to victims.

In the Philippines, 60,000 to 100,000 children are trafficked annually (through both cross-border and international trafficking), and most of these girls are to be sexually exploited. The Philippines also ranks fourth in the world in terms of countries with the highest number of prostituted children.

Through the sale of The Body Shop’s Soft Hands Kind Heart hand Cream and Stop Sex Trafficking Bag for Life, The Body Shop raises vital funds for crucial intervention and to support children and young people who are victims, or at risk of trafficking. All profits from the sale items are donated to ECPAT Philippines. This will help provide temporary shelter for the victims, for their education, counseling and legal assistance.

In 2011, The Body Shop will be presenting our national petition to the government. It will represent a show of hands by everyone who signed up to Stop Sex Trafficking of Children and Young People. It doesn’t end there. Because this is a global campaign, the objective is to join hands with thousands of other signatories around the world by taking our petitions to the United Nations.

If you think you’ve seen something suspicious or are affected by trafficking and want advice, email or
In an emergency call 925-2803

Your signature really can make a difference. Please help us. Visit any The Body Shop store branches to sign the petition form or online at

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