This post comes courtesy of Jen Basham, Research Specialist - Mission and Social Justice with Anglicare Southern Queensland.
Much of the chocolate in Easter Eggs (in Australia as well as overseas), is made with cocoa from plantations on the Ivory Coast, West Africa, that use trafficked children as young as 10 years old as labour.
Today we're inviting you to join in 4 simple actions you can take to help make this Easter a #traffikfreeEaster.
1. Sign the petition. Let your voice be heard loud and clear with this petition to Coles and Woolworths asking them to double their Easter range for next year: Add your name here
2. Ask us for some STOP THE TRAFFIK Easter cards (if you are near Brisbane) to take into your local supermarket (firstname.lastname@example.org)
3. Look out for Fairtrade, Rainforest Alliance or UTZ Certification logos on your chocolate this Easter. Or check out the Good Egg Guide to help in your shopping.
4. Pray with us this Easter that human trafficking will STOP.
The Anglican Church of Southern Queensland is a member of Stop the Traffik’s Australian coalition.
This post originally appeared at http://afewsmallishfish.blogspot.com.au/ and is reprinted with permission.