check out this, I think it’s really awesome, and check out the blog I reblogged from. it’s an afghani guy sharing his views of what’s going on in afghanistan.
Just a chocolate-related thought over Easter…
A lot of our supermarkets don’t stock fair trade chocolate, especially at Easter. Which means it’s highly likely that the chocolate we eat over Easter comes to us via child slaves on the Ivory Coast.
No chocolate can taste good enough to wash away that bad taste, surely.
This is all shamelessly copied from a ‘Stop the Traffik’ email, but I’m sure they won’t mind! Click on the link at the end of the post and it will download a pro-forma ‘letter to shopkeepers’ asking them to consider child-labour -free chocolate next Easter. Act now for change then!
Love Bec xx
STOP THE TRAFFIK activists around the world have been telling us how difficult it is to buy traffik-free Easter eggs this year from their local supermarkets.
So together we are calling on all supermarkets to fill their shelves with traffik-free Easter eggs in 2013.
Supermarkets are placing orders for Easter 2013.
Now is the moment to tell supermarkets what we want to buy.
Why traffik-free? STOP THE TRAFFIK are deeply concerned about the thousands of children trafficked onto cocoa plantations in the Ivory Coast. We know that children are trapped in the worst forms of exploitative labour throughout the West African cocoa industry where two thirds of the world’s cocoa is sourced.¹
How can you tell it’s traffik-free? You can tell your chocolate is traffik free because there are certification logos such as Fairtrade, Rainforest or UTZ on the wrapper or packages of your egg or bar.
If there isn’t a certification logo on the chocolate egg
then you don’t know if it’s traffik-free.
STOP THE TRAFFIK are giving supermarkets and shops a year to fill their shelves with traffik free easter eggs for 2013.
Make sure they know you care.
A year is a long time if you have been trafficked onto a cocoa farm.
A blog started to raise funds for victims of domestic violence, it shows a picture each day of a view outside someone’s bedroom window.
Here’s an interview with the creator http://www.kikki-k.com/blogs/blog/5-minutes/2011/may/27/5-minutes-bedroom-window-project/
And you can sumbit your own photo on the tumblr or twitter @the_BWproject
So you know that one family photo your parents made you take, ya know the one with all the matching sweaters or overalls, jumping over a super-imposed waterfall? well its time to reenact that memorable moment and embrace the family photo booth - for the Imprint family photo wall! Bring your siblings or your faux family and lets embrace (literally) this night together! See you Friday for Photo Booth madness :)