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Full Segment: Cambodian activist Somaly Mam, a TIME Most Influential Person, is fighting the scourge of sex trafficking in her own country and worldwide. Yes, it does happen here.
Cambodian activist Somaly Mam, a TIME Most Influential Person, is fighting the scourge of sex trafficking in her own country and worldwide. Yes, it does happen here.
CNN's Randi Kaye investigates recent accusations that activist Somaly Mam may have fabricated her sex slavery story.
Nicholas Kristof and Somaly Mam's Voices for Change agent Eam Chhai Voeurn go on a local radio show to discuss sex trafficking in Cambodia. While on the show, Eam asks Kristof for suggestions on achieving change and making the public more aware of sex trafficking as a problem.
Meg Ryan navigates the maze-like neighborhoods of Toul Kork, a poverty-stricken district in the Phnom Penh municipality of Cambodia, to meet the prostitutes that Somaly Mam -- a Cambodian human rights and anti-sex trafficking advocate -- has worked with. Mam is a source of inspiration and strength for these women, but encounters frequent difficulties in helping them overcome their circumstances.
This educational module adapted from the documentary series Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide follows journalist Nicholas Kristof and actress Meg Ryan as they investigate sex trafficking of girls in Cambodia, and meet change maker Somaly Mam.
Meg Ryan meets Somaly Mam, a Cambodian human rights and anti-sex trafficking advocate dedicated to ending the epidemic of sexual slavery. After encountering a girl whose infected eye wound made her 'undesirable' to clients and led to her eviction from the brothel, she describes the importance of using celebrity to raise awareness of these issues.
The 90210 star revealed she was sexually assaulted while speaking at an event benfitting the Somaly Mam Foundation.
Somaly Mam was very young when she was sold to a brothel, doesn t know how old she is now or who her parents are. She doesn t even know her real name. Somaly now operates sanctuaries in Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam that care for over 500 girls.
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