TIME magazine recognised her as a person of great importance last year and IMHO, Somaly Mam is really one incredible woman. The uber savvy BFF had told me about her some time ago but it was only when I started finding out more about this human rights activist that I was really impressed. This stunning woman completely blows me away – she’s simply amazing.
Somaly was sold into child prostitution at a very young age and does not know her real age, birthday, name or kin. This awesome tough cookie survived all odds, changed her fate and through much courage and determination, has been fighting human trafficking. It’s incredible but this Cambodian jem has saved over thousands of women and girls from a cruel fate through awareness campaigns, rescue and rehabilitation, micro-financing, providing sustainable employment and more.
Check out her books, as well as, the Somaly Mam Foundation website when time allows… I’m seriously impressed by everything Somaly has done; despite what she was put through. She still gets death threats from thugs who are furious with her efforts against sexual slavery & these horrid nasties have even warned Somaly that they’d personally kidnap her children. But still, she presses on. She’s no doubt, a true hero in my eyes.
The world needs more people like her