URGENT ACTION NEEDED TO STOP THE TRAFFIK
The deadline has arrived for the chocolate industry.
JULY 1st 2008
The chocolate industry promised in 2001 to end the trafficking of children onto cocoa farms by July 1st 2008. They claim they have done this but all they have done is gather information about exploitation of children from half the cocoa areas involved.
What they haven’t done is end it.
The trafficking hasn’t been stopped.
The exploitation of children is still happening.
What are we going to do about it?
STOP THE TRAFFIK collected over one and half million declarations from around the world and took them to the UNITED NATIONS. We know we can do something. That is what STOP THE TRAFFIK is all about.
Together we now need to “tell a million”.
Many people in your local community still don’t know what is going on. How can we tell them that the deadline has arrived and children are still suffering.
We can use our local papers, radio and all the community newsletters, our blogs and facebook to tell a million.
For the local press and media to listen we need to do something that draws attention to the story.
Here’s an idea:
- Grab a group of friends (as many as you can)
- Dress up – draw attention to yourselves.
- Stand outside the local shops and go and buy fair-trade chocolate
- Come out and give it all away telling people why and to copy what you have done.
- Tell them to buy as much fair-trade chocolate as they can and give it away.
- Invite the local press to the event and send them the press release we have provided and tell them what you are going to be doing.
Keep it simple so as many people can join in.
This can be done on July 1st, or in that week or repeat this so more and more people know what is going on.
The only way to STOP THE TRAFFIK is to tell people what is happening so that they choose to do something about it.
Act together for those who can’t.