Angie Harmon raising awareness of child trafficking
Actress and activist on 'Fox & Friends'
- Duration 4:52
- Date Jan 18, 2013
Actress and activist on 'Fox & Friends'
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And special guest -- -- you know her as a tough talking police detective -- result Leon and they hit TV show resilient.
An actress Angie Harmon taking on new and very important role.
As a UNICEF ambassador.
Hard to think about every year millions of children our minds and souls.
Four major working -- dangerous -- with little or no pain.
And thousands of these children.
Right here in the United States.
Wow I -- to tell us more about this and what we can do to stop child trafficking.
Is actress Angie Harmon did you have about it welcome back -- did you have any idea this was going on before you got involved.
The most Americans don't know.
Not at all and I think that's what it's you know sort of disturbing about it is.
This is happening right in our own country as well.
And you know -- other wonderful things about being involved with UNICEF is that they are worldwide this is a global problem child trafficking.
You know these children that are having her -- -- from -- they're being sold into prostitution or.
Jobs where you know it's grueling labor they're not -- and it's also happening here we have children from.
Other countries that are getting over the border and these kids leave home at like 89 years -- because of violence and things are happening -- -- -- how did you get involved and and I don't involved with UNICEF.
I actually by lighting the this stuff like here in in Manhattan.
Which I never knew the significance or why that was specialist I was part of New York's Christmas -- -- what you do.
Yes and actually what it is is it's they -- the stuff like for UNICEF and it is a representation that every child is like a snowflake.
Every child is different -- It's you touched on a couple of times in your comments about how you know we all think it's happening over there is somewhere you know it's happening in Africa or South America isn't like that that's happening here in the United States happening right here in the United States I mean you did pull up in that truck stop -- their young girls being.
You know Britain prostitute out and and you know -- just truck stops right there on the road -- young.
The only kid you're talking about kids kids 12111213.
Young girls young girls that leave home because they feel like they don't have any other options and then.
You know once these kids -- -- on their own and as resilient and is amazing is they are they're still vulnerable and you know this is where these traffickers find them they'd think.
Finished in pools of of mobility and and migration in and that's where they find these young.
These young kids so let's talk about what we can do try and help combat if there are some signs or things for people to be aware.
Well does this thing yes this is this is exactly right but we can do and this is all through UNICEF UNICEF is the only organization that does this.
Out of a 196 countries UNICEF is in a 190 on the ground present in those countries.
And you know these are the things that you can do also got a UNICEF USA dot org you know if this is something that's closer hearted and for more information -- Item is be aware of exploited products they won't produce that what products should we -- wears -- that's shocking thing I mean it's everything it's from.
Wine and coffee and -- that we drink too caught and it's and are close to bricks that -- our homes and things like anybody ever know you do research on whatever company it is and and ask -- the questions you know are the people that are making -- being treated fairly are they under age are they children find out what countries are coming from.
On -- and by the way go to UNICEF USA dot org -- on a lighter note.
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You know something I read on the Internet and I don't know if it's true -- I'm sure has on its.
Yeah is -- -- you were discovered on an airplane by David Hasselhoff that is -- wow amazing crowd that is actual teacher what what was his line.
Hello there are no you know it actually he he he said that he had.
Actually told him no immediately is like -- -- this nation that -- doing this -- being watched nights I was like no.
I think it was more out of you know I'd never been.
And I'm not always wanted to be better but I'd I'd never had a class I mean -- -- -- -- New Yorkers traveling all the time as a model I've never could stay committed to a class so.
I was terrified and actually mean I'd I -- him so much me yeah he took a chance on a person who you know.