In a video aimed at Latinas and the Spanish-speaking population, Jada Pinkett Smith sings in our native language and bares her body in order to fight human trafficking and sex slavery.

The video to the song Nada se compara, directed by Salma Hayek for dontsellbodies.org, is full of powerful imagery and message, that will hopefully raise awareness, get people to report human trafficking or slavery incidents, and most of all, save lives.  

Human trafficking and sex slavery are not problems unique to Latinos or Latin America. It's a sad and enormous problem globally. Here's a startling statistic: Between 700,000 and 4 million women and children will be trafficked this year, with the majority being forced to work in the sex trade. Currently there are also approximately 20 million people used as slaves in the world.

I applaud these two powerhouses for shedding light on an important subject that affects women in a violent and tragic way.

What do you think of Salma Hayek and Jada Pinkett Smith's efforts? What are some other ways we can help women from becoming victims of slavery and trafficking?

Image via dontsellbodies.org

About the author

Jenny Mero is a NYC-based writer, editor, entrepreneur, & mom. Previously, she was an editor at Selecciones. Before that, she spent five years as a reporter at Fortune magazine. She graduated from Wesleyan University.

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