Actress and Goodwill Ambassador Mira Sorvino discusses her commitment to fight human trafficking
Actress and Goodwill Ambassador Mira Sorvino has long been an outspoken advocate in the fight against human trafficking, especially the trafficking of women and girls.
While taking part in recent interactive dialogues on the issue in New York, Ms Sorvino sat down with United Nations Radio to discuss her commitment to ending modern-day slavery - and highlighted the need for strengthened anti-trafficking laws in the United States.
"Most of the states are sorely lacking in anti-trafficking legislation," Ms Sorvino said. "Only roughly ten of them have something called the safe harbor law, which decriminalizes minor victims of commercial sexual exploitation and criminalizes - and heavily penalizes - the perpetrators, the traffickers."
Ms Sorvino highlighted that many of the estimated 2.4 million global victims of human trafficking are entrapped in the United States.
The actress also discussed her film and TV projects about trafficking, including the upcoming film "Trade of Innocents".
To listen to the full interview, click here.