The Body Shop® and Tamara Mellon, OBE Hosted Exclusive Preview of Stop Sex Trafficking of Children and Young People Petition Exhibition

NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

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WHO:

-PHIL KOWALCZYK, President of The Body Shop Americas


-TAMARA MELLON, OBE


-ALEK WEK, International supermodel and cause supporter


- Honorable LUIS C DE BACA, US State Department



WHAT:

The Body Shop® and special guest Tamara Mellon, OBE hosted an exclusive preview of The Body Shop® Stop Sex Trafficking of Children and Young People Petition Exhibition soon to be unveiled at the UN Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland and the new Limited Edition Celebrity STOP Bag designed by Tamara Mellon featuring handprints from high profile celebrities including actress Nicole Kidman, Actress Mira Sorvino, DJ Mark Ronson, Chef Jamie Oliver, CNN Host Piers Morgan.



WHY:

Every year more than 1.2 million children and young people are exploited in the global sex trade. It happens in virtually every country including ours. Since its introduction in 2009, The Body Shop along with ECPAT (End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes) and the Somaly Mam Foundation has engaged over 7 million people around the world to sign a petition calling for greater protection for victims of child sex trafficking. The Body Shop has raised more than $3 million globally to benefit its partners.



WHEN:

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2011



WHERE:

Happy Monkey Studio


(348 West 36th Street between 8th & 9th Avenues, NYC)



SOURCE The Body Shop




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