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Thought Leader: Somaly Mam

Somaly Mam is the co-founder of the Somaly Mam Foundation. She resigned from the organization in 2014.

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  • CHALLENGES challenges

    For me, the most important problem is human trafficking. It's everywhere. It's not about just Asia or Cambodia or Vietnam. Trafficking, for me, is so important because it's about humans, it's about the people, it's about the women.

  • GLOBAL ETHICS ethics

    We need to respect each other. We need to help each other. Humans fear the same thing, even if you are not in the same culture. But when you get pain, you get the same pain. If one woman or girl has been trafficked or has been raped, they are suffering the same way.

  • PEACE peace

    We have to understand what peace means to the people. Like myself, I work in the field with every single girl, with the suffering girls. I am always teaching my girls to have peace in their minds, even if they have been through many things.