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July 17th, 2012
12:32 PM ET

Jada Pinkett-Smith and daughter Willow on testifying before Senate on human trafficking

According to a recent report from the US State Department, over 27 million people around the world are victims of human trafficking. It's a $32 billion dollar industry, and in many cases girls as young as 11 are being bought and sold into prostitution.

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a hearing to address the problem of human trafficking at home and abroad. Jada Pinkett-Smith and her daughter, singer Willow Smith, will be testifying at the hearing.

This morning on "Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien," Jada and Willow preview their testimony and explain why it's important to raise awareness of human trafficking in the US. They're joined by special guests, Minh, Monica and Jaquan, all survivors themselves of human trafficking, who will also be attending the Senate hearing.

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  1. Spanglish

    Stop illegal Immigration and you will stop 89% of the Human Trafficking

    July 18, 2012 at 8:10 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Scott Ickes

    With all due respect, what in the world do these two Hollywoodettes know about human trafficking? They live insulated lives behind the walls of their gated communities. What ridiculousness...

    July 17, 2012 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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