Take A Minute to Sign the Stop Sex Trafficking Petition

by Paris B on · 14 comments

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Hello Ladies!

MWS as many of you know is My Women Stuff. The central theme is that of “Women” – plural.

Many of us reading this are lucky. We are safe, comfortable, and independent young women. We have a good, paying job (even if we whinge now and again) and we have friends and family around us who love and cherish and respect us. We are in a safe cocoon.

Some women however aren’t as lucky. They leave their families, friends and their home in their home country in the search for a better job and a better life. Some do it for themselves, and some do it for their families. But ultimately, they do it to earn a better life than they have back in their homeland.

And many are entrapped into the sex industry. An old but very lucrative one for traffickers. Many of these young women who leave their homes in the hope of earning more money are instead trafficked for sex, without their prior knowledge. Its a phenomenon that happens all over the world, not just in Asia.

These young women end up as prostitutes, starved and abused both sexually and physically. Many end up with HIV/AIDS. And it doesn’t happen to just women. Sex trafficking happens to young men and even children. Traffickers exploit the young and the needy for their own nefarious purposes and for profit.

And we should take a stand. We should say “Stop Sex Trafficking!” And you can make your voice heard by signing the Stop Sex Trafficking petition below. It’ll just take you 2 minutes. (If you’re reading this in a Feed Reader or email, please come over to the website to view and sign the petition :) ) Let’s see if by our combined efforts we can push the number of petition signers to 5 million 😀 Yes we can!

This is a Body Shop international initiative and I would love for Malaysia to be put on the map, not as a source or transit point for sex traffickers, but as a nation of women (and men) that says “Stop Sex Trafficking!”. You can choose your own country too by using the drop down menu :)

I don’t post these things often, as regulars will be aware. It may not mean much to just sign a petition, but if the petition is collated from all the countries Body Shop has a presence in, and brought to the attention of the relevant international authorities, perhaps there will be more education about this so women and children will be more aware. We may not be able to stop the sex traffickers as such, but we can help educate the public about this problem and in turn, help women be more aware.

Will you help me? :) I’d love for us to be able to push it to 5 million signees 😀

Paris B

You can check out the Stop Sex Trafficking Campaign Progress by The Body Shop International here. You can also learn about Combating Human Trafficking here.

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March 1, 2011 at 11:46 am

Signed it!!
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ParisB March 1, 2011 at 2:33 pm

Thank you!


Jen March 1, 2011 at 2:25 pm

Signed! This is an important movement we must all make… a lot of us are cocooned in our safe little bubbles, it’s hard to see outside of it :(


ParisB March 1, 2011 at 2:37 pm

I’m glad you think so too Jen! Out of sight, out of mind. So now its in sight, we have to bear them in mind! Thanks for signing Jen :)


March 1, 2011 at 2:28 pm

still a worthy cause… :) and yup I’ve signed it too!
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ParisB March 1, 2011 at 3:01 pm

Pretty much so! 😀 Thanks! 😀


hanim March 1, 2011 at 6:26 pm

Signed! Now time to sleep. Mengantuk gila hahaha.


ParisB March 1, 2011 at 8:42 pm

Haha thanks for signing :) sweet dreams!


lyn March 1, 2011 at 11:15 pm

Thanks for sharing the awareness. I have signed it and will post on my FB as well :-)


ParisB March 2, 2011 at 9:17 am

Thank you Lyn! Every little bit helps!


Charlene March 2, 2011 at 10:16 am

Signed it. A little goes a long way hopefully


ParisB March 2, 2011 at 10:19 am

Thank you Charlene. We can but hope!


March 2, 2011 at 7:01 pm

i hope that this issue and other issues such as child/spousal abuse are highlighted more in the media. we need to make society a safer, happier place for everybody :)
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ParisB March 3, 2011 at 10:18 am

I do hope so too! We need more awareness and education!


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