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Somaly Mam Foundation closes down

Months after announcing the resignation of its founder and promising to start afresh to continue its “vital work” protecting vulnerable girls in Cambodia, the U.S.-based Somaly Mam Foundation (SMF) announced Saturday that it has ceased operations, telling supporters to turn to other organizations to help ...

Chris Mueller
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/somaly-mam-foundation-closes-down-70300/

SMF defends funding cuts to partner NGO

The Somaly Mam Foundation (SMF) has said its decision to cut off funding to Agir Pour Les Femmes en Situation Precaire (Afesip) came partly because of the continued involvement of embattled anti-human-trafficking activist Somaly Mam in the local NGO. In a statement on Monday, the SMF ...

Chhay Channyda and Amelia Woodside
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/smf-defends-funding-cuts-partner-ngo

Cambodia NGO concerns over funding, after Somaly case

Anti-trafficking groups in Cambodia are urging donors to maintain support for their cause, following claims a well-known activist fabricated her life story, to raise funds. Somaly Mam resigned from the charity she co-founded, after a news investigation cast doubt on her story, including being sold into ...

ABC Radio Australia News Staff
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/radio/program/asia-pacific/cambodia-ngo-concerns-over-funding-after-somaly-case/1320972

Cambodian anti-sex slavery activist quits foundation after fabricated sex slavery stories

Mam Somaly, one of the world’s renowned anti-sex slavery activists, has resigned from her name- bearing foundation after a private investigation into allegations concerning her fabrications of sex slavery tales to raise public awareness and millions of U.S. dollars in funds. The Somaly Mam Foundation said ...

Xinhuanet News Staff
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2014-05/29/c_133371784.htm

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