Man On The Mission: Ashton Kutcher's Organization Has Saved 6,000 Children From Sex Trafficking
Ashton Kutcher wants to save as many girls from sex trafficking as possible, and he is willing to use technology to help him reach his goals.
Human trafficking menace
Based on available data, the number of children trafficked globally every year is over one million. 20.9 million people get trapped in various forms of human trafficking at the moment.
The numbers are scary, but Kutcher is determined. The actor and businessman does not work alone. He combats sex trafficking through his non-profit organization, Thorn.
Documentary on trafficking
In a CBS documentary, 48 Hours: Live to Tell: Trafficked, Kutcher is interviewed alongside survivors of sex trafficking.
What we do at our core is we build technology to help fight sexual exploitation of children, he said.
His non-profit deploys a software used by law enforcement agencies to identify potential victims of trafficking, and so far, they have helped prevent no less than 6,000 cases.
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Kutcher said he has been exposed to the shocking realities of trafficked people.
Testifying before Congress
The actor co-founded Thorn in 2009 with his ex-wife Demi Moore. In 2017, he testified before Congress about his activities to combat trafficking.