At only 17-yr old, Malala Yousafzai was the youngest recipient, at the time in 2014, as a Nobel Peace Prize laureate for her courageous advocacy of girls education in her home region of Swat District, Pakistan. Blogged for BBC as early as 11-yr old and almost died from being assassinated by a Taliban soldier when … More Day 1 After International Women’s Day – Still Celebrating, Still Advocating
Originally posted by Ian Urbina on NYTIMES.com on July 27, 2015— “Lang Long’s ordeal began in the back of a truck. After watching his younger siblings go hungry because their family’s rice patch in Cambodia could not provide for everyone, he accepted a trafficker’s offer to travel across the Thai border for a construction job. … More ‘SEA SLAVES’: The Human Misery That Feeds Pets & Livestock
By Abigail Haworth for The Observer on July 5, 2014— Dara Keo, in the room she rents with her mother and sister in a Phnom Penh slum. Through a broker, her mother sold Dara’s virginity when Dara was only 12 Photograph: Will Baxter Vannith Uy is the owner of what translates from Khmer as a … More Virginity for Sale: Inside Cambodia’s Shocking Trade
FEATURED EVENT GIRL RISING Screening + Discussion SIFF organizes and hosts this Academy Award-nominated film directed by Richard E. Robbins. ‘Girl Rising’ journeys around the globe to witness the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world. Viewers get to know nine unforgettable girls living in the developing world: ordinary … More ‘Girl Rising’ Film + Discussion
By Tim Hume for CNN.com on December 12, 2013— “Svay Pak is a poor fishing village on the outskirt of Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh, known globally as a destination for child sex. It’s a place where mothers sell their own daughters to child traffickers, who supply them to brothels locally and across the country. But … More Child Sex Trafficking: Why Cambodia?