A global partnership with The Body Shop

On 12 September, a petition bearing the signatures of over 70,000 New Zealanders  was handed to Hon Simon Power, Minister of Justice on the steps of Parliament.

The petition is part of a global call to action by The Body Shop® and ECPAT in over 60 countries around the world. In September 2011 the global petition bearing over 7 million signatures will be presented to the United Nations in Geneva to bring further attention to the prevention of sexual exploitation of children through child prostitution, child pornography and child trafficking.

The entire The Body Shop network across more than 60 countries is supporting the Stop Trafficking campaign, to raise awareness of this issue.

Minister of Justice Simon Power and representatives from The Body Shop & ECPAT Child ALERT.

Dame Anita Roddick, the late founder of The Body Shop, was passionate that this “modern-day slave trade” should be brought to public attention. Change is only possible when the world wakes up to the fact that the trafficking and sexual exploitation of children is happening all around us, in every country in the world. We agreed to launch this campaign with The Body Shop because it will make a real difference, raising awareness and inspiring those with decision-making power to effect change.”

Auckland kids lent powerful imagery to The Body Shop campaign in 2009.

The Body Shop campaign includes the sale of  'Soft Hand Kind Heart' Hand Cream.  Money raised through the sale of this product will be given to ECPAT Child ALERT to help fund both global campaigns and locally led projects.

To show your support for ECPAT Child ALERT and the millions of children around the world being sexually exploited, please visit a Body Shop store during August and purchase a 'Soft Hand Kind Heart' Hand Cream and a campaign shoulder bag signed by international celebrities.

To read the Press Release, please click this link


The photographs on this website are of models and do not depict victims of child sexual exploitation.