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Jada Pinkett Smith discusses work to end human trafficking with CNN

Actress and singer Jada Pinkett Smith sat down recently with CNN to discuss her activism in the movement to end human trafficking, citing her 11-year old daughter Willow as the catalyst for becoming involved.

 

 

After watching the KONY 2012 video about Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony, Ms Pinkett Smith explained, Willow began researching human trafficking and realized there were girls in her own country - her own age - being trafficked for sex. "She came to me and was like 'Mom I have to got to lend my voice to this issue…I can't believe this is happening. We have to do something."

 

Seeing her daughter's passion, Ms Pinkett Smith decided to educate herself about the crime. "I was really quite ashamed that I didn't know this was happening," she told CNN's Jonathan Mann.

 

Over the past few months Ms Pinkett Smith has become a vocal activist against trafficking. The singer joined forces with Salma Hayek to launch the ' Don't Sell Bodies' campaign to raise awareness about the sexual exploitation of women and girls around the world. You can watch their music video ('Nada Se Compra') here:

 

 

Watch the full CNN interview here: