As Told To Samaritanmag

Mira Sorvino

Posted on February 7, 2013

“At one time, I did not understand that slavery still existed in the world. People think, ‘Lincoln freed the slaves,’ period. But it does exist, in the form of sex slavery and child pornography and sweatshops. It was shocking to discover the sheer scale of the tragedy...It’s a $32 billion business, tied with arms smuggling for the world’s second most lucrative illegal enterprise just after drugs. And yet the amount that governments spend on it is tiny compared to what’s spent to combat trafficking in drugs.” — Mira Sorvino tells Samaritanmag, 2012.