Human Traffic Watch

[INTERVIEW] SHAY MITCHELL TALKS ABOUT FIGHTING HUMAN TRAFFICKING WITH SOMALY MAM

In Awareness, Child Sex Trafficking, Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking on January 16, 2013 at 12:39 pm
Photo: (Somaly Mam Foundation)

Photo: (Somaly Mam Foundation)

ACT: Can you tell us about your experience visiting Cambodia and being with Somaly Mam? What inspiring stories of change did you see while visiting?

SHAY: When I went down to Cambodia, it was a lot to take in. You’re seeing these children, children, who haven’t even experienced a childhood before coming into Somaly’s centers. I think every child deserves to have a childhood and be carefree. Hearing some of the stories of what they’ve been through is just horrific.

My friends and I went to the Kampong Cham center, and we literally got out of the truck and the younger girls were running to me and my friends. They hadn’t met us before, they had no idea who we were. They didn’t care. It was just the fact we’d come to visit — that was enough for them to come up and give us a hug. They were saying, “Sister, sister.” That was unconditional love like I’ve never felt in my entire life.

Source: MTV

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