She grew up in abject poverty under the Khmer Rouge regime, was sold into sexual slavery when she was just a child, and endured torture and rape in Phnom Penh brothels, until she escaped with the help of a foreign aid worker. Instead of distancing herself from the past, Somaly Mam set up AFESIP (Acting for Women in Distressing Situations), an organisation that helps victims of sexual slavery empower themselves and regain their dignity. Mam shares with us her hopes and dreams for the future, and tells us what keeps her going.
Compiled by: Chitra S Images: Courtesy of AFESIP
From The Magazine
This Week in Travel: Turtle photobomb goes viral, Godzilla’s new role in tourism, and Mark Zuckerberg on the future of travelOur picks from this week’s travel headlines. ...If you wished for long weekends this year in Malaysia, we’re happy to say that the stars have aligned perfectly ...So you’ve seen the Petronas Twin Towers, shopped at Bukit Bintang and walked around Dataran Merdeka and Chinatown. What’s next? ...铸造佛像是一门大学问，这其中不只包含了宗教，还有关于建筑、艺术、美学甚至物理等知识。小编盘点了一些亚洲极具震撼力的佛教圣像，不管你信不信佛都值得一看！走，让我们一起来开开眼界吧。 文字：罗萃颖 (Piper Loo) ...