Gillian Anderson is working to raise awareness of human trafficking and took her message to NBC's TODAY Show and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime on Wednesday. Gillian stars in the new film SOLD, which is about a young girl sold into sex slavery in India. You can watch the trailer here.
The film hopes to raise awareness and raise money for organizations in India, Nepal, and the U.S. that work to rescue and rehabilitate victims of human trafficking. It's a global problem and of the millions of people sold into slavery every year, the International Labor Organization estimates 5 million of those people are under 18.
Watch video of Gillian from today's appearances after the jump.
On the TODAY Show Gillian shared the story of the film and how the sale of children into the sex trade is one of the fastest growing black markets in the world. Watch the full interview here:
Some of Gillian's remarks at the UNODC are here:
SOLD premieres in the U.S. April 1st in New York and Florida, and can be seen in other cities in California, Washington, Colorado, New Mexico, South Dakota, Louisiana, Texas, Georgia, Minnesota, and Ontario throughout the month. For a list of locations look here.
And if you'd like to get involved in the "Taught Not Trafficked" campaign the films creators share more information on how to do so here.