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Project Rescue - Somaly Mam's Birthday Wish

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BENEFITING: Somaly Mam Foundation

ORGANIZER: Somaly Mam Foundation

EVENT DATE: Mar 21, 2012

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THE STORY:

Somaly Mam Foundation wrote -

Somaly Mam does not know her real name. She does not know when she was born, nor who her real parents are. But she knows this: that life is love, and she has given her life to rescuing and rehabilitating victims of modern-day slavery. In honor of her adopted birthday, the Somaly Mam Foundation is working to fulfill Somaly's wish to raise money for rescue operations in Southeast Asia.

Rescuing a victim from the brothel is the first step in a long road to recovery, and the process is delicate. The shelters must prioritize the well being of the women and girls and abide by legal regulations.

AFESIP Cambodia's Rescue Process: A Closer Look

The investigation team gets tips from a large network of contacts, ranging from tuk-tuk drivers to women working in the red-light district.

The outreach team, tirelessly working in key locations where sex is bought and sold, also assists with providing information and intel. Investigation staff risk their lives going undercover in brothels, massage parlors, karaoke bars, public gardens and other establishments meeting with sex workers and collecting information. Once sufficient evidence has been collected, they work closely with the Ministry of the Interior and the Anti-trafficking department of the police force. The shelter will never make a rescue without the support of local law enforcement officials.

Survivors who are part of the Somaly Mam Foundation’s Voices for Change program assist with raids to provide support and build trust with newly rescued women and children. During a rescue operation, all women and girls, and at times clients, are removed from the site.   Those who have been rescued are informed about victim services and have the right to decide whether to stay in a center or to return home. Brothel owners face legal proceedings in the Cambodian court system.

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To This Fundraiser

$1,375

MONEY RAISED
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  • Grace

    $100

  • Duane Sun

    $50

  • Gregg Bard

    $100

  • Max

    $100

  • Gesche

    $300

  • Nick Moy

    $125

  • Broc

    $300

  • HealthCor Foundation Matching

    $300

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The Team: $78,731 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Somaly Mam Foundation

Amount Raised

$77,206

 

154% Raised of $50,000 Goal

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Gesche

Amount Raised

$1,375

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Ellen Shop

Amount Raised

$100

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Anna Dauphinee

Amount Raised

$50

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naomi atkins

Amount Raised

$0

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Aleksandra Pochorecka

Amount Raised

$0

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katarzyna kuczera

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

HealthCor Foundation Matching

HealthCor Foundation Matching

DONATION: $300

5 years ago

Broc

Broc

DONATION: $300

5 years ago

Nick Moy

Nick Moy

DONATION: $125

For those in Cambodia I met, but couldn't help in the moment...and because this effort is inspiring. 5 years ago

Gesche

Gesche

DONATION: $300

Making our sisters whole agaon 5 years ago

Max

Max

DONATION: $100

Thank you for engaging in this good cause! 5 years ago

Gregg Bard

Gregg Bard

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Duane Sun

Duane Sun

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Grace

Grace

DONATION: $100

5 years ago