Thursday, May 19, 2011

DO SOMETHING: Prevent Sex Trafficking with The Body Shop

In her fabulous blog Fashion Nette-Work, Juanette (Who I swear is my Fashion Fairy Godmother... she never ceases to inspire me!) posted yesterday about the recent DFW Bloggers Meetup held at The Body Shop in the Northpark Mall in Dallas. Amongst the photos of her, all the beautiful attendees and her take of the event, I discovered something AMAZING that I knew I had to blog about.

The Body Shop has partnered with two amazing organizations: ECPAT-USA and the Somaly Man Foundation to campaign against the sex trafficking of children and young people. Every year, it is estimated that 1.2 million children are trafficked for sex. In the United States alone, over 200,000 children will be involved in commercial sexual exploitation.

Please keep in mind that while these numbers are merely estimates, the true numbers are immeasurable and most likely higher.

The Body Shop - Stop Sex Trafficking of Children and Young People from TheBodyShop on Vimeo.

The US should change the laws that allow children to be arrested and prosecuted when
they are victims of sex trafficking. Instead of arrest they should be offered support and
protection as they are in New York and Washington states.

Since the inception of this campaign, much progress has been made. But there is still work to be done, and they need your help. I signed the petition to show support for this important cause and I urge you to do the same.

To do so, please visit

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