GLAM HEART AND THE BODY SHOP WALKING TO STOP CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING
Walk with us and make a statement through this combination of fashion and charity to raise public awareness on child sex trafficking.
KUALA LUMPUR, 1 May – GLAM magazine together with The Body Shop is jointly organizing a fashionable, funky and fun walk in an effort to take a stance against child sex trafficking in Malaysia, as well as to highlight the issues surrounding the matter in hand.
Every year, more than 2.5 million people are trafficked around the world. Out of this alarming number, 1.2 million are under the age of 18. These children and young people are then abused, raped, beaten and repeatedly sold. While we may choose to ignore this pressing problem, it is crucial for us to know that this problem is not just happening in our neighbouring countries but is very real here in our very own shores as well.
Here in Malaysia, TENAGANITA estimates that 90 children go missing every month. Malaysia remains not just a destination but also a source and transit point for young people who are trafficked.
As such, the whole nation has a duty to play in putting an end to this predicament. While we do have an Anti-Trafficking Act in place, the specific awareness on the trafficking of children for sexual purposes is lacking.
Details of the walk are as follows:
Date : 18 June 2011
Time : 6pm
Venue : Pavilion Crystal Fountain, Jalan Bukit Bintang
Participation: Log on to http://www.hooha.asia/ and register
Fee : RM30[All proceeds will be given to Tenaganita, Nursalam & PS The Children]
Dress Code : Glamourous
* The first 1000 participants will be entitled to a RM100 goodie bag.
Personalities and celebrities such as Dynas, Gambit, Juliana Evans, Tiz Zaqyah and many more will be joining us to make a difference.
Registration will begin at 6pm and the walk will commence at 7pm. The evening will wrap up with a fun-filled carnival featuring performances by local artistes.
Runwitme Says: It is GLAM all the way when you walk for a cause! Check out the promo spread from GLAM Magazine. We think it is gonna be an awesome event.
So, ladies, dress to kill in your heels and fashionable garbs while men, don't be shy to flaunt your fashion sense with colourful and stylish attires. You get the chance to strut your stuff with many celebrities who will be walking in style to stop child sex trafficking too!
Note: Press release and photos courtesy of GLAM Magazine.