On June 26, CNN will premiere a new documentary uncovering Nepal's sex trade industry with host Demi Moore. Titled "Nepal's Stolen Children," the one-hour film follows the 48-year-old actress as she travels to the country and speaks with girls who were forced into prostitution before later being saved by a Nepalese nonprofit.
The collaboration with Moore is part of a larger effort by the news network called "The Freedom Project," which "aims to expose the horrors of modern-day slavery, highlight the growing efforts to stop the trade and exploitation of human beings and amplify the voices of the victims."
“This is a multi-faceted story, but each side does not carry equal moral value. Modern day slavery is wrong. It needs to be stopped,” said Tony Maddox, executive vice president and managing director of CNN International. “CNN has committed our reporters around the world for the year to investigate an end to this global epidemic.”
In 2007, Moore and her husband Ashton Kutcher created a foundation
to tackle human trafficking and help put an end to the suffering of more than 2 million children caught up in the global $32 billion industry. "It is important to educate ourselves and to become active, well-informed advocates," the couple says on the official site
. "Every voice counts, and the more people who know about this important issue, the sooner we will be able to stop it from happening."
Leading up to the premiere of the documentary, CNN.com will feature opinion pieces on the plight of Nepalese children and sex trafficking. Viewers will also be informed about how to help nonprofits and agencies working directly to help those with no where else to turn.
"Nepal's Stolen Children" premieres on the news network on June 26 at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m.