CNN Freedom Project takes off
CABLE News Network (CNN) and award winning actress, Jada Pinkett Smith have joined forces to work on a CNN Freedom Project Special Report on Sex Trafficking in the United States of America (USA) titled, ‘Children For Sale: The Fight to End Human Trafficking.’
According to CNN, the actress and long-time advocate Jada Pinkett Smith travels to Atlanta – a trafficking hotspot – in the special report to try and unravel the complicated web of human trafficking happening in the United States.
The famed news network added that, the hour-long special report which airs Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 2000 BST/ 2100 CET takes a gritty, raw look at the human trafficking industry in the United States, the lives of children caught in its web, and those fighting back against this form of modern-day slavery.
In this powerful report, Pinkett Smith and CNN delve deep into the heart of this heinous crime, following undercover officers on raids and rescues of underage victims, accompanying aid workers on outreach missions, and spending time with the survivors in shelters as they share their harrowing stories.
Commenting on the special report, Pinkett Smith said, “For me, this project is extremely important because I want the world to understand the dangers that every kid in America is susceptible to. Human trafficking is one aspect of the vulnerabilities and obstacles that we are confronted with. People who sell children are monsters.”
Recalling her foray into activism, she said that sex trafficking hit her head-on when her then pre-teen daughter asked her about the crime in the United States. In disbelief, Pinkett Smith began to research and is now a vocal activist and advocate.
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