Ashton Kutcher’s Organisation Rescues Over 6,000 Victims Of Child Sex Trafficking And Arrests 2,000 Traffickers.
Hollywood star Ashton Kutcher is well known for his roles in movies and television shows. He’s also a producer, former model and a successful venture capitalist. However, his ‘other job’ is helping to make the world a safer place for children.
Kutcher is chairman and co-founder of Thorn: Digital Defenders of Children. An international organisation that fights against human trafficking and the sexual exploitation of children.
Ashton and ex-wife Demi Moore founded the organisation in 2008 with one simple mission statement: To eliminate sex trafficking and child exploitation over the internet.
Thorn, along with major tech companies such as Microsoft, Google, Imgur, Pinterest, Twitter, Yahoo! and many others came together to create the Thorn Technical Task Force.
To date they have rescued over six thousand victims of the child sex/human trafficking trade and are responsible for the arrests of over two thousand traffickers.
They focus their efforts on tracking down human traffickers online and building new software to fight traffickers.
One web based tool they’ve built is Spotlight which helps police in prioritising caseloads and is currently used by thousands of police officers in the United States.
Kutcher recently appeared before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to talk about Thorn’s efforts to fight Child exploitation. Here’s his emotional speech.
To find out more about the fantastic work of Thorn. Check out their Website, where you can donate, sign up as a volunteer, contribute your skills in technology, or form a partnership. Also, have a look at their Facebook page and their Twitter feed.
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