Demi Moore and CNN Documentary Highlight Human Trafficking
Demi Moore and husband Ashton Kutcher have been trying to end the sex trafficking industry by raising funds for their DNA Foundation and their controversial PSA campaign called “Real Men Don’t Buy Girls.” But now Demi is going into the frontlines with a new documentary project called Nepal’s Stolen Children.
The film is part of a CNN Freedom Project aimed at exposing human trafficking in Nepal. In the report, we see Demi join 2010 CNN Hero of the Year Anuradha Koirala and her anti-sex trafficking organization, Maiti Nepal, at a shelter in Nepal to hear first-hand accounts from women who were forced into the sex trade industry.
Demi and Anuradha travel from the human trafficking capitols of Kathmandu to Bhairahawa to document how women are smuggled from Nepal and into India to work as sex slaves. Additionally, Demi meets with the Prime Minister of Nepal, Jhalanath Khanal, to confront him about his country’s problem and uncover if he’s taking the proper measures to address it.
The great news is that this documentary will not be the end of the anti-trafficking campaign, as the CNN Freedom Project: Ending Modern-Day Slavery will continue throughout 2011 in an effort to expose the modern-day horrors of the sex trade industry. It will include special reports on trafficking that aims at solution-oriented information and motivating viewers to get involved so they can have a hand in effectively eliminating the practice.
“The inhumanity of those who trade humans is truly shocking and should be stopped,” said Tony Maddox, the Executive Vice President and Managing Director of CNN International. “Our coverage will spotlight not just those responsible, but the many courageous groups and individuals on the frontlines doing genuinely admirable work.”
As CNN is a huge news platform, we think it’s fantastic that Demi is taking advantage and helping to bring awareness to this issue.
The special is set to air on June 11th, so please tune in and support this cause!