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JUNE 7th YOU CAN SPREAD AWARENESS ABOUT CHILD LABOR WHILE EATING CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM !

June 7th is National Chocolate Ice Cream Day in the U.S. This makes it super simple to spread awareness about human trafficking! 

Did you know that 70% of the world's cocoa comes from West Africa where 2 million children are forced to work on cocoa farms?

Picture via Fortune.com

We are so thankful that companies like Ben & Jerry's, 365 EVERYDAY VALUE®Fair Trade Certified™ Chocolate Ice Cream, Luna and Larry's Coconut Bliss, and Three Twins Ice Cream are becoming aware of the issue and incorporating fair trade ingredients in their products. 

Here are 2 quick steps you can do to spread awareness on June 7th.

  1. Buy yourself some delicious fair trade chocolate ice cream. 
  2. Then post a pic, on your favorite social media site, of yourself or your kiddo enjoying your ice cream and in the comments mention a fact about child labor and don't forget to add kudos for fair trade ice cream. 
Picture via u.osu.edu

Spread awareness, buy fair trade and together we can end human trafficking. 

Hold Cosmo Accountable

We are joining the movement to hold Cosmo's parent company, Hearst Communications, accountable for fueling our sexually exploitative culture. You cannot go through the grocery store checkout lane without being bombarded with their covers about sex. Magazines like Cosmo create a hyper-sexualized culture that leads to more people being sexually exploited and trafficked. 

Photos from Cosmopolitan

Stand with us, along with many other Abolitionist, and fill out an online letter to Executives from Hearst Communications, Cosmo's parent company. The letter is already written, but you can change it if you want. It's really simple and only takes a couple minutes. To take a stand with us click on the button below.