Everyone has something from The Body Shop – whether it’s the deliciously scented lotions or good-for-you cosmetics – and it’s supporting a great cause this holiday season in partnership with Plan International. The cruelty-free beauty brand not only is committed to ethical trade and saving the environment, but are helping to create the next generation of female entrepreneurs.
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For our final episode we’d like to introduce Eva, Youth Activist with Plan UK, who joins our four guests to discuss the significance of female empowerment. We have partnered with Plan International to create and fund an 18-month training programme for 1,500 girls in Indonesia and Brazil. We want to help equip girls with the skills they need to dream big – and this Christmas, it all starts with you… #ImDreamingOf Visit www.thebodyshop.com/dreambig to find out more.
Plan International is a global children’s charity fighting for equality worldwide and working towards giving girls access to the knowledge, education and tools they need to take control of their lives and unlock their dreams. Girls and young women represent the majority of 621 million young people that are unemployed and not in any form of education, while 2.7 billion women are legally restricted from having the same jobs as men.
Here’s how you can help – simply shop at The Body Shop between November and December and money from your purchase will go towards providing training for 1,500 girls in Indonesia and Brazil. In Indonesia, Plan International is fighting gender stereotypes, poverty, unsafe migration and early marriages, while combatting the 31.1 per cent of unemployed young women in Brazil – of which 60 per cent live in extreme poverty.
The joint effort hopes to raise Dhs1.1million for the charity and you can buy any product to help out, though The Body Shop has released advent calendars and a festive collection in case you’re already out of Christmas present ideas.