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Somaly Was Sold By Her Family at 10 or 11 Years Old. Fighting Sex Trafficking in Cambodia

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Somaly Mam is a dedicated, courageous, beautiful woman. She is invited to speak on television, at conferences, has been featured in documentaries and receives awards from around the world. Born into a small tribe in rural Cambodia, she has survived extre

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Erin R (181)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 7:10 pm
Thanks for sharing.

Debbie G (306)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 7:19 pm
This is all wrong. How can people condone this and live with themselves?

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 7:21 pm
So Sad Cheers Agnes

Rose Becke (141)
Monday May 6, 2013, 3:38 am
My dream is to see my girls become me, helping the victims of sex slavery. Most of the girls do indeed want to be just like her. They help with her work, educate people, visit girls in brothels, share their stories and sometimes assist in raids on brothels, comforting the girls who are being rescued.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Tuesday May 7, 2013, 8:14 am
I wish I could make it stop.

Lynn D (0)
Tuesday May 7, 2013, 8:16 am
Thanks for info and sharing with us!

Jacqueline Lavanchy (42)
Tuesday May 7, 2013, 8:22 am
What an incredible woman ! Courageous, independent ! I will pray for her dream to come true. She deserves all the help possible. May life guard her and protect her.

Irene S (69)
Tuesday May 7, 2013, 8:44 am
Maybe its a start to advertise it!

Robert O (12)
Tuesday May 7, 2013, 11:26 am
I wish her all the best. Can you imagine living through such an ordeal?

Shawna S (45)
Tuesday May 7, 2013, 11:54 am
What a touching and powerful story. Listen and hear their voices.
Thank you Agnes :")

Janet G (0)
Tuesday May 7, 2013, 12:46 pm
Thanks very much for sharing this story--how sad, though, we have to read about this type of despicable activity going on in this world.

S S (0)
Tuesday May 7, 2013, 12:51 pm
Thank you.

Marilyn K (50)
Tuesday May 7, 2013, 12:57 pm
Men in these backwards countries have managed to this day to keep their women enslaved. There has been some progress but much too small. Any country that participates in the United Nations should be made to show that there is progress in their treatment of females or be penalized in some way.

Birgit W (160)
Tuesday May 7, 2013, 12:59 pm
How a family can sell their own daughter is unbelievable to me. Somaly is a very strong woman. God bless her.

Winnie A (179)
Tuesday May 7, 2013, 1:41 pm
I wish her all the best. She is courageous and a hero.

Colleen L (3)
Tuesday May 7, 2013, 2:42 pm
Somaly is a very brave woman. I commend her for standing up and being so courageous. I pray that these type of acts would come to an end. It makes me sick reading about how these young girls are abused. Thanks Agnes

marie C (163)
Tuesday May 7, 2013, 3:37 pm
Noted thank you

Frances D (133)
Tuesday May 7, 2013, 3:41 pm
Makes you sick just to try and read this, What brave woman, and compassionate, going back to rescue others, Again I say if there was no ready market,.... but I fear there will always be .God bless her .

Kimberly C (0)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 2:25 am
Thank you for posting the story. What a brave and strong woman Somaly is, working so hard to help other survivors find peace and joy again.

Joy Catalan (95)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 6:19 am
I salute you Somaly.for the extreme ordeal that she went through, no doubt she has become a very strong woman now... it's really sickening reading articles such as these.i'll storm heaven that such inhumane and abuse these women and children are subjected to be put to a halt already.

Robert Tomlinson (62)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 9:26 am
We must remember that "the backwards countries" are not alone in this practice. A case in point is the story about the three women held in captivity for more than 10 years. There are those in the U.S. that not only condone slavery, but are practicing it. Prostitutes, Farm Hands, Domestic Workers etc are being exploited by these bullies.

Kerrie G (116)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 9:59 am
Noted, thanks.

. (0)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 10:00 am
What a loathsome species we are.

Shaheen N (64)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 10:25 am
Thanks for sharing an inspirational story

Lynne Buckley (0)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 10:25 am
Thanks for sharing the story.

Marie Therese Hanulak (30)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 3:39 pm
This story made me cry.
Only humans can be so vile.
In the animal kingdom, even the wildest animal will not rape a baby.
These men need to crawl back under their rocks and die.

Kayleigh Harter (9)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 11:48 pm

Mari 's (1356)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 5:30 am
Noted. No child should have to live through this, ever.

alicia m (97)
Friday May 10, 2013, 6:32 am
noted, gracias y gracias rose

Melania P (122)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 12:22 pm
God blesses her!
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