Jada Pinkett-Smith has revealed that it was her daughter Willow who encouraged her to start working to raise awareness about human trafficking and sex slavery.
According to USA Today, Willow was so moved by watching the Kony 2012 video, that she began to research child trafficking within the United States. Willow said to her mother, “Mommy, you don’t know what’s happening!’” Jada told the newspaper, adding her reaction was to say, “Hold up, pause right there! And, [Willow] was like, ‘I’ve got to give my voice to this. These young girls out there need me.’”
Along with her husband, Will Smith, Jada visited the State Department yesterday (June 19, 2012) for Hillary Clinton’s release of the 2012 Trafficking in Persons Report. Pinkett-Smith has declared that she intends to continue campaigning to raise awareness of the issue, now that she knows how much of a problem it is.
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