An army of Lollipop ladies and gentlemen gathered outside Westminster today to stop traffic and help stop the sex trafficking of children and young people.
School Crossing Patrol Officers stop traffic for children’s safety already. Now, throughout London and the UK, they are getting together to help safeguard and protect vulnerable children currently being trafficked and sexually exploited in the UK.
As they bought traffic to a stop, the Lollipop ladies and gentlemen were joined by staff and supporters from ECPAT (End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and the Trafficking of Children) and The Body Shop to announce the launch of their national Stop Sex Trafficking of Children and Young People Petition asking the UK Government to put the safety and wellbeing of child victims of trafficking at the heart of their plans and put a stop to this “modern-day slave trade”.
They are calling for everyone in the country to back the campaign and show their support by signing the petition in any The Body Shop store or online from the 15th July.
The petition is part of a three year global campaign between The Body Shop and ECPAT to put an end to the trafficking of children and young people, guarantee their rights to be protected from exploitation and inspire long-term change to strengthen the protection offered to these children and young people. The Stop Sex Trafficking of Children and Young People Petition will be activated in some 66 countries around the world.
Please be part of this global effort to put an end to this terrible violation of children’s rights.
How Can You Help?
1. Sign the petition at any The Body Shop store or online
2. Spread the word – join the Facebook group (Stop Sex Trafficking of Children and Young People), or follow ECPATUK and TheBodyShopUK on twitter and change your profile picture/ Twibbon to your handprint or hand in the ‘stop’ position to show you’ve signed the petition and supported the campaign
3. Buy the hand cream – all proceeds** from the sales of The Body Shop ‘Soft Hands, Kind Hearts’ hand cream (50ml/ RRP: £3.50) goes to ECPAT to support their projects in this country.