Uber powerful celebs came together to rally for signatures on the Stop Sex Trafficking of Children and Young People Petition, which they then handed over to the British prime minister.
A-listers like Robert Pattinson, Ricky Gervais, Nicole Kidman, Elizabeth Hurley, Sienna Miller, and Craig David partnered with the Body Shop and ECPAT UK (End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and the Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes) on their campaign to end sex trafficking.
They were able to land an astonishing 735,889 signatures, including those of the celebs themselves, which they hope will help them lobby the government to provide stricter laws against child prostitution. Additionally, the organization hopes to build community prevention programs, and provide rehabilitation for child victims.
Seeing as human trafficking is the third largest criminal industry in the world, it’s important that steps like this are taken. We’ve already seen American celebs like Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore take action and raise awareness, so hopefully more will jump on board with this petition campaign.
To sign the U.S. petition, which has a paltry 54,847 in comparison (come on, we can do better than that!), click here. It will take only a minute and may lead to some important changes!