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Somaly Mam

Survivor & Anti-Sex Slavery Activist

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 Somaly Mam Biography

Born to a tribal minority family in the Mondulkiri province of Cambodia, Somaly Mam began life in extreme poverty. With limited options as part of a severely marginalized ethnic group, and living in unimaginable despair, her family often resorted to desperate means to survive. This confluence of dire circumstances led to the unspeakable horrors that would mark Mam's early years. Mam was sold into sexual slavery by a man who posed as her grandfather. To this day, due to the passing of time and the unreliability of a wounded memory, she still does not know who this man was to her. Yet his actions set her on an unimaginable path fraught with danger, desperation, and ultimately triumph.

Forced to work in a brothel along with other children, Mam was brutally tortured and raped on a daily basis. One night, she was made to watch as her best friend was viciously murdered. Fearing she would meet that same fate, she heroically escaped her captors and set about building a new life for herself. She vowed never to forget those left behind and has since dedicated her life to saving victims and empowering survivors.

In 1996, Somaly Mam established a Cambodian non-governmental organization called AFESIP (Agir Pour les Femmes en Situation Precaire). Under Mam's leadership, AFESIP employs a holistic approach that ensures victims not only escape their plight, but also have the emotional and economic strength to face the future with hope. With the launch of the Somaly Mam Foundation in 2007, she has established a funding vehicle to support anti-trafficking organizations and to provide victims and survivors with a platform from which their voices can be heard around the world.

For her tireless efforts, Mam has justifiably garnered worldwide respect and is now a renowned leader at the forefront of the anti-trafficking struggle. Universally recognized as a visionary for her courage, dignity, ingenuity, and resilience, Somaly was honored as one of Time's 100 Most Influential People of 2009 and was featured as a CNN Hero. She is also the recipient of the Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation, The World's Children's Prize for the Rights of the Child (WCPRC), and Glamour Magazine's 2006 Woman of the Year Award, and has won accolades from the US Department of Homeland Security.

But Mam's success has come at a price. She and her family have faced terrifying death threats and violence. Asked why she continues to fight in the face of such fierce and frightening opposition, she resolutely responds, "I don't want to go without leaving a trace."

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  • Who is Somaly Mam?

    The high-profile anti-sex slavery activist quit her eponymous foundation on Wednesday. Her resignation came after a May 21 Newsweek cover story questioned the veracity of her life story and a two-month investigation by a law firm hired by the foundation.

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Somaly Mam

Survivor & Anti-Sex Slavery Activist

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Somaly Mam Biography

Born to a tribal minority family in the Mondulkiri province of Cambodia, Somaly Mam began life in extreme poverty. With limited options as part of a severely marginalized ethnic group, and living in unimaginable despair, her family often resorted to desperate means to survive. This confluence of dire circumstances led to the unspeakable horrors that would mark Mam's early years. Mam was sold into sexual slavery by a man who posed as her grandfather. To this day, due to the passing of time and the unreliability of a wounded memory, she still does not know who this man was to her. Yet his actions set her on an unimaginable path fraught with danger, desperation, and ultimately triumph.

Forced to work in a brothel along with other children, Mam was brutally tortured and raped on a daily basis. One night, she was made to watch as her best friend was viciously murdered. Fearing she would meet that same fate, she heroically escaped her captors and set about building a new life for herself. She vowed never to forget those left behind and has since dedicated her life to saving victims and empowering survivors.

In 1996, Somaly Mam established a Cambodian non-governmental organization called AFESIP (Agir Pour les Femmes en Situation Precaire). Under Mam's leadership, AFESIP employs a holistic approach that ensures victims not only escape their plight, but also have the emotional and economic strength to face the future with hope. With the launch of the Somaly Mam Foundation in 2007, she has established a funding vehicle to support anti-trafficking organizations and to provide victims and survivors with a platform from which their voices can be heard around the world.

For her tireless efforts, Mam has justifiably garnered worldwide respect and is now a renowned leader at the forefront of the anti-trafficking struggle. Universally recognized as a visionary for her courage, dignity, ingenuity, and resilience, Somaly was honored as one of Time's 100 Most Influential People of 2009 and was featured as a CNN Hero. She is also the recipient of the Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation, The World's Children's Prize for the Rights of the Child (WCPRC), and Glamour Magazine's 2006 Woman of the Year Award, and has won accolades from the US Department of Homeland Security.

But Mam's success has come at a price. She and her family have faced terrifying death threats and violence. Asked why she continues to fight in the face of such fierce and frightening opposition, she resolutely responds, "I don't want to go without leaving a trace."

FAQs on booking Somaly Mam

  • How to book Somaly Mam?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Somaly Mam for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Somaly Mam, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Somaly Mam or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Somaly Mam?

    Booking fees for Somaly Mam, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Somaly Mam, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Somaly Mam?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Somaly Mam for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Somaly Mam for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Somaly Mam or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Somaly Mam or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Somaly Mam is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Somaly Mam for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Somaly Mam generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Sheryl WuDunn, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Asra Nomani, Dr. Tererai Trent and Malaak Compton. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Somaly Mam for an upcoming event.

Somaly Mam News

  • Who is Somaly Mam?

    The high-profile anti-sex slavery activist quit her eponymous foundation on Wednesday. Her resignation came after a May 21 Newsweek cover story questioned the veracity of her life story and a two-month investigation by a law firm hired by the foundation.

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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