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The Body Shop & Stop Sex Trafficking of Children and Young People Petition in Ireland

The Body Shop and the Children’s Rights Alliance will be launching the much – anticipated Stop Sex Trafficking of Children and Young People Petition in Ireland on 8th of July 2010.

To mark the occasion at 11.00am The Body Shop and The Children’s Rights Alliance will be asking that every concerned person in the country show their solidarity against Sex Trafficking of Children and Young People by making a simultaneous “Big Stop” as a national sign of zero tolerance.

In conjunction with “The Big Stop” The Body Shop and ECPAT International will be asking customers and supporters to go to their local The Body Shop store to sign The Stop Sex Trafficking Petition in a personalised way – by drawing or painting around their hand.

Alternatively they will be able to sign up online at www.thebodyshop.com/stop.

The partnership between The Body Shop and The Children’s Rights Alliance was initially launched in August 2009 with The Body Shop customers able to purchase a specially developed “Soft Hands Kind Heart Hand Cream” RRP €5.95 and €3.45 of which will go to The Children’s Rights Alliance.

With a three-year global campaign between The Body Shop and ECPAT Global, entitled: Stop Sex Trafficking of Children and Young People. Its three aims are to continue to raise awareness of the 1.2 …million children trafficked globally on an annual basis, influence the Irish Government to implement stricter anti-trafficking policies and legislation, and empower ordinary people to make a difference.

Child trafficking is the third largest international crime (following illegal drugs and arms trafficking)

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