Share via Email Cambodian activist Somaly Mam. Mam wrote in her memoir that she was sold into sexual slavery as a teenager by a man she called grandfather. The Somaly Mam Foundation accepted her resignation, "effective immediately", on Wednesday. Mam resigned following the publication of a Newsweek cover story on 20 May that alleged that key parts of her story had been fabricated.
Money on the Move About a year later, Mam set up the Somaly Mam Foundation, the next step in her long journey to international recognition. As the years went by, Mam and her organization went from triumph to triumph, bringing in more and more money. Mam is now a superstar in the mostly gritty world of nonprofits, and a jet-setting global icon, but she always insists that her real life is with her "girls" back in Phnom Penh. Mam's success has been due to her energy, her fearlessness and her charisma. It is also due to the shocking stories she and her girls have told. In , Nicholas Kristof wrote in The New York Times about a girl named Long Pross, who had finally summoned the strength to tell her stunning story of sexual slavery.