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It’s More than Just about Beauty at The Body Shop

some photos courtesy of Ryan from The Black Fedora Blog 🙂

The Body Shop goes beyond just beauty with their latest campaign to stop sex trafficking of children and young people. Launched last August 13, 2010 and in partnership with EPCAT International (or End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and the Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes), a global network of independent, grassroots organizations working around the world for the protection of children and young people,  the campaign aims to gather 500,000 signatures to be presented to our very own president, Benigno Aquino, in order to raise awareness and fight for better representation for this growing problem.

Last Saturday, I joined in the campaign with a handful of fellow bloggers as we too raised our hands to say NO to Sex Trafficking.

Some facts about the Human Trafficking Trade:

  • Did you know that Human Trafficking is the third largest criminal industry in the world?
  • Over 1.2 million children and young people under 18 are victims of human trafficking each year.
  • These children and young people are peddled as prostitutes, sex slaves, and cheap laborers
  • The Philippines ranks 4th worldwide in terms of the highest number of prostituted children and young people.

In all honesty, the problem of human trafficking is a worldwide one and despite all efforts to contain it, the industry keeps growing. However, we should not allow this to continue to hurt and enslave millions of women, children and young people around the world.

What can you do?

  • Join in the fight against human trafficking by trooping to a Body Shop outlet near you and sign their in-store petition. A huge tracker is displayed by their counter which keeps tab on the number of petitions signed. Let’s join in and help make a mark!
  • You can also sign the petition online at www.thebodyshop.com.ph
  • Donate and help EPCAT 🙂
  • Check out The Body Shop on Facebook and spread the word about this campaign
  • Purchase The Body Shop’s Soft Hands Kind Heart Hand Cream and Stop Sex Trafficking Bag for life to help raise crucial funds for the care, rehabilitation and support of victims of sex trafficking. ALL PROCEEDS of the sale of these items go to EPCAT Philippines and is used for temporary shelter, education, counseling and legal assistance of victims.

Toblerone takes Love to the Digital Age: What’s Not To Love?

Valentine’s Day has gone digital 🙂 Rather than the typical red roses and chocolates, which are way too expensive during this uber romantic day, why not spread the love in exciting new and original ways? Just check out  www.toblerone.com.ph for great new ideas on how to wow your special someone with a different celebration of hearts day.

Toblerone has set up a Fanpage where all like-minded chocolate lovers can interact and share their thoughts on different V-day traditions and gift ideas.  Users can also check out Toblerone’s gift giving application which allows you to send virtual sweet treats to friends and loved ones this Valentine’s Day.

Wanna play Cupid? Toblerone’s matchmaking application is a fun online game that ets you mix and match buddies online to check their compatibility and romantic potential. Who knows, they may just be the next it couple. Move over Jason and Melisa!

Of course, while going digital and virtual is all fun, let’s not forget to spread the sweetness of Heart’s Day on the 14th. What better way than to have a love triangle (no…I don’t mean double-booking dates this V-Day!) with the limited edition Valentine’s Day Toblerone!

For the singles out there, don’t fret: be ready to mingle and try out Speed Dating. Just head on to UNO Pizzeria Restaurant and Bar at San Miguel By the Bay on February 11 at 7pm as Toblerone, in partnership with Thinkpadd and UNO Pizzeria, hosts a Valentine’s Day speed dating exclusive.

Happy Heart’s Day!