Friday, August 27, 2010

STOP SEX TRAFFICKING Campaign by The Body Shop and ECPAT

Did you know that:

  • Human trafficking is the third largest criminal industry in the world.
  • 1.2 million children and young people under the age of 18 are trafficked every year for sexual exploitation and cheap labour, although this figure is thought to be much higher due to the underground dealings of the traffickers.
  • Reports show that sexual exploitation is the most likely purpose of trafficking.
  • Profits from this horrific trade reach US $27.8 billion per year.
  • The recent economic crisis has increased children and young people's vulnerability to trafficking and the numbers are on the increase.
  • 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.

Distressful facts? - Yes. But are you guys already aware that there's something you can do to help?

The Body Shop,Stop Sex Trafficking Campaign

The Body Shop together with ECPAT (End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafficking of Children For Sexual Purposes) recently launched effort against sex trafficking of children and young people. This campaign aims to influence and push governments to put more attention to it.

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Ms. Josefina Alforque of ECPAT giving LYB Members information about sex trafficking.

What you can do?

The Body Shop,Stop Sex Trafficking Campaign

1) Go to the nearest branch of The Body Shop near you and sign the petition form. The signatured forms will be presented to the government in 2011 and sooner to the United Nations as they take the campaign globally. You can also sign online by clicking here.

2) Buy the Stop Trafficking Bag or the Soft Hands Kind Heart Hand Cream. All proceeds will be donated to ECPAT so they could raise funds for the victims of the crime.

3) Spread the word!

If you seek advise against sex trafficking or you want to report any suspicious incident, contact ECPAT thru the following:

Phone: 925.28.03

More info on The BodyShop website.

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1 comment:

Unknown said...

Hi Kim,
In behalf of ECPAT, I would like to thank you for your support to the ECPAT-The Body Shop campaign. We were successful,we gathered the highest number of petition signatures in SouthEast Asia!
Btw, kindly for security purposes, delete my photos in your blog? We handle sensitive cases, some children with us have ongoing cases and it is not good for us to have our pictures online.
I hope you understand since i am using my own name here.
Maraming salamat!