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The Body Shop

The scourge of human trafficking and modern slavery reaches into every corner of the globe, but perhaps nowhere more so than in East Asia and the Pacific. According to the International Labor Organization, the incidence of forced labor and sex trafficking is higher in the Asia-Pacific region than anywhere else in the world.

Singapore is affected by all manifestations of human trafficking like other developed countries around the world. As an attractive hub of economic activity with high people flows, Singapore is no less vulnerable than other countries.

The city state is primarily a destination (versus transit) country for women, children and young people trafficked from countries such as Bangladesh, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, China, Vietnam, Sri Lanka and India.

In September 2009, The Body Shop started a journey together with ECPAT International and local NGO partners around the world, to campaign to Stop Sex Trafficking of Children and Young People. In Singapore, The Body Shop joined hands with UN Women Singapore (then UNIFEM Singapore) and H.O.M.E to run a 3-year advocacy campaign.


Our Collaboration

We raised awareness, funds and secured petition signatures to inspire those with decision making power to take action through a series of road shows, speaking engagement at educational institutions and private corporations, movie screenings and youth festivals.

We also engaged the government and stakeholders to enforce law for prevention of sex trafficking, protection of the victims and prosecution of sex traffickers based on our research report.

Our Trafficking in Person (TIP) stakeholder forum in late 2011 was well-attended by representatives from the government, non-profit, private sector and academia. The forum generated recommendations on the 4Ps (Prevention, Protection, Prosecution and Partnership) of trafficking and were incorporated in the draft for the National Plan of Action by the Singapore government.

For more information on The Body Shop global campaign to Stop Sex Trafficking of Children and Young People visit The Body Shop website.




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