World champion boxer Manny Pacquiao has had more than 50 professional fights. But none may be more important than the battle he has joined against the trafficking of tens of thousands of women and children.
Pacquiao, who is also a lawmaker in his native Philippines, teamed up with campaigner Cecilia Flores-Oebanda, who has spent 20 years trying to protect victims of sex slavery and forced labor.
CNN spent two years documenting her struggle as she enlisted the help of Pacquiao. The resulting full length film premieres on CNN International on May 17 and 18. Watch the trailer here.
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The Fighters shows how one person can make a difference on the ground. End It helps by raising awareness in countries hundreds or thousands of miles away.
From February 1 through April 9, End It encouraged people to look at modern-day slavery - many of them learning about the extent of the issue for the first time - and to mark an X on their hand as a symbol of their support.
Bryson Vogeltanz, chief steward for End It, said: “The Fighters is a powerful, real-life story of what is happening in the Philippines. End It has hundreds of thousands of people who now know about slavery and they want to do more. They want to change their lives to help end slavery.
“People like Cecilia are doing the groundwork of rescue, restoration and prevention. We are the awareness side, promoting what they are doing. There are hundreds of fighters like Cecilia who are in the trenches doing great work.”
He added: “Whether civil rights or apartheid or modern-day slavery, it ends when ordinary people use their influence. When we make it a priority in our lives, in our part of the world, then the world can change.”