Ashton Kutcher via Crowdrise
December 21, 2010
The issue of sex slavery is more monumental than most people realize, and we're trying to get the word out. Even though slavery was abolished hundreds of years ago, more people are slaves today than ever before and the numbers are soaring. Men, women and children are enslaved for many purposes including sex, pornography, forced labor and indentured servitude.
The more educated I became about the issue, the more horrified I was. Demi and I decided that there's no way we can live in a world where this exists and not do anything about it, and we hope that you feel the same way too.
You can help by first educating yourself on the issue, then by talking to others about the issue, and lastly by supporting organizations like DNA that are working to raise awareness about child sex slavery, change the cultural stereotypes that facilitate the problem, and help rehabilitate innocent victims.
Two million children are bought and sold in the global commercial sex trade. In just the United States, between 100,000 and 300,000 children are enslaved and sold for sex, and the average age of entry into prostitution is 13.
That is why we've launched a multifaceted campaign to educate society about this growing issue, eliminate the demand for sex slavery, and to make it harder for people to be a part of this abusive industry. Check out http://demiandashton.org/
Please join us this holiday season and help us make a difference for millions of women, men and children in the US and around the world.
Make a donation in someone's name and send them a card. You will look very classy for supporting this important cause.
Do it. Thanks