It is difficult to imagine that in this day and age slavery still exists.  Human trafficking is a modern-day form of slavery that exists in parts of the world that are closer to your own neighborhood than you realize.Human trafficking is the fastest growing crime in the world according to the United Nations.  It claims victims in first world countries and in third world countries alike.  Even more shocking is that many of its victims are children.  It is reported that more than 1.2 million youth are trafficked every year.

The Body Shop has taken action on the front line of this plight by launching Stop Sex Trafficking of Children and Young People.  Launched in 2009, the campaign has since received worldwide support.  The Body Shop also introduced Soft Hands Kind Hearts Hand Cream to their product line.  The proceeds from the sales of each hand cream are donated to ECPAT and other organizations that support victims of trafficking and fund prevention programs.

Every human being is born with the right to freedom.  Take a stand for those whose basic right to freedom has been taken away.  Join The Body Shop and get involved.   Be a part of this beautiful cause by purchasing Soft Hands Kind Hearts Hand Cream.  Find it at your local The Body Shop.

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You can also support the efforts of this global campaign by signing the petition to Stop Sex Trafficking of Children and Young People.  The petition will be presented to the United Nations.  It is to urge governments to implement strict anti-trafficking legislation and to provide more resources to help victims of trafficking.  Over six million people have signed the petition to date as more and more offer their support.   For more information read the full report on Global Child Trafficking for Sexual Purposes.


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