Somaly Mam was commended with The World's Children's Prize in 2008 for her struggle to save girls who were sold as slaves to brothels in Cambodia.
Somaly wanted all girls to have the same opportunities in life. Through the organization AFESIP, she built three safe houses for the girls they rescue from slavery. There the girls get food, healthcare, a home and the chance to go to school, as well as training for jobs when they are older.
Text: Andreas Lönn, Photos: Paul Blomgren
The facts and figures on this page were accurate at the time of writing, in 2008