- "I've seen things that no person should ever see," said Ashton Kutcher
- "Everyone has the right to pursue happiness," said the actor
- Ashton co-founded international anti-human trafficking organisation Thorn
Sharing an article on his speech, Ashton wrote on Twitter, "It's not just my job, it's my duty to the global community. Everyone has the right to pursue happiness."
Watch Ashton Kutcher's complete opening statement here:
Ashton, who co-founded international anti-human-trafficking organisation Thorn, also listed several solutions to end human trafficking through adaptable technology. In his speech, he said that while technology can be used to enable slavery, it can also be used to disable it.
It's not just my job, it's my duty to the global community. Everyone has the right to pursue happiness. https://t.co/kMJK1SyN6R— ashton kutcher (@aplusk) February 16, 2017
Ashton Kutcher said that his company has found a tool called Spotlight which can investigate human trafficking. "It's working. In six months, with 25% of our users reporting, we've identified over 6,000 trafficking victims, 2,000 of which are minors," said Ashton.
On February 12, Ashton Kutcher announced the birth of his second child, a baby boy with wife Mila Kunis. The couple already have a two-year-old daughter, Wyatt. Mila and Ashton got engaged in February 2014 after a two-year relationship and married in July 2015.