“Love Sonia,” a film about sex trafficking, will be showcased at the UN, marking its first screening in the US.
The movie will be screened at UN in New York on Oct. 11, the International Day of the Girl Child. The screening will be hosted by the UN Office for Drugs and Crime and Indian anti-trafficking organization, Apne Aap Women Worldwide, read a statement.
“Art is a powerful advocacy tool to raise awareness, and we hope this beautifully acted thoughtful film will move people to take action against the scourge of sex trafficking,” said Simone Monasebian, Director of the UN Office for Drugs and Crime.
According to the UNODC, human trafficking is the third largest crime in the world, involving billions of dollars and victimizing thousands of people, especially women and children.