WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNN) – Some star power on Capitol Hill today. Actress and advocate Jada Pinkett Smith testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on human trafficking and slavery.
“Today, there are an estimated 27-million slaves worldwide. More than at any point in history. We call these men and women and children the victims of human trafficking. They represent every nationality, ethnicity, age group and they can be found everywhere, including here in the United States.”
Earlier this year, Pinkett Smith started the organization, “Don’t’ Sell Bodies.”
According to its website, the group fights for legislative changes to make human trafficking a crime.
It also offers safe refuge and support for survivors of human trafficking.