Ashton Kutcher Rescued 6000 Sex Trafficking Victims. Almost All Of Them Had Something In Common…
Actor, activist and businessman Ashton Kutcher visited “The Today Show” this week to speak with hosts Kathie Lee and Hoda about the new season of his Netflix original series, “The Ranch.”
But what he was most interested in talking about was his organization’s work to end human sex trafficking and child pornography.
In the interview, Kutcher tells the hosts about , the organization he began with his ex-wife, actress Demi Moore, in 2008.
Through his work with Thorn, Kutcher has learned that almost all sex trafficking victims have one thing in common—they’re targeted online:
Thorn’s mission is “to drive tech innovation in the fight against trafficking.” On the organization’s website, it explains just how it goes about its work:
So far, Thorn has been a quiet success, with some impressive, real-world numbers to back up its mission statement, as Kutcher explains:
But Kutcher says he and his organization aren’t stopping there — they’re also working towards a truly ambitious humanitarian goal:
Thorn’s approach — using internet technology to find victims and their captors — is apt, because the major threat to victims isn’t white vans parked on corners with kidnappers awaiting passersby: it’s online.
which the organization compiled shows that everyday sites like Craigslist are frequently used as a means of doing business in the illegal sex industry.
Even more terrifying is that in 2015, of child sex trafficking survivors Thorn surveyed were at some point.
Anti-human trafficking group Polaris reports that The International Labor Organization are currently working against their will for sex traffickers. And the in 2014 was worth $290 million in Atlanta, Georgia, alone, an Urban Institute study.
Source: The Earth Child