Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore have long been involved with the modern abolitionist movement. They created theDNA Foundationand have shown great support for the US based charityGems Girls, which combats sex trafficking of girls in the United States.
Last month, at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), husband and wife activists Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore announced the official launch of their "Real Men Don't Buy Girls" campaign. "Not many people are aware that yesterday was the anniversary of the Lincoln's signing of the Emancipation Proclamation," said Kutcher. "The assumption is that slavery is a thing of the past. But there are more slaves in the world today than ever before. There are currently 27 million human slaves."
76% of the underage girls sold in the United States for the commercial sex trade are sold online. To combat this, Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore have partnered with a number of silicon valley companies to create a technology task force. Companies included in the partnership are Twitter, Microsoft, Google, Facebook and many others.
"There is no way we could live in this world, and not do something about it," Kutcher said.
Ashton then momentarily breaks down as as he tells the tragic story of a young girl they met while touring the US Mexican border to learn more about the issue. The young Mexican girl told them how she was trafficked into the United states, taken to a field by her pimp, and then forcibly raped by 30 men in a row on a trash bag. This was they day they started theDNA Foundation.
"Real men don't buy girls. They protect them...We're recruiting real men who have the courage to stand up against this issue," Moore concluded. You can join the "Real Men Don't Buy Girls" campaign by visiting theDemi and Ashton Foundation(DNA). You can also add your "Real Men Don't Buy Girls" picture to the campaign at theAbolitionistJB Blog.