Somaly Mam Doesn’t Care.
Somali Mam director of the controversial ‘rehabilitation centre’ AFESIP in Cambodia has said she doesn’t care about the APNSW video “Bad Rehab” that protests the use of raid and rescue as an anti-trafficking measure. ( Cambodia Daily October 19 p28) The video protests against the unethical self promotion and fundraising of Somaly Mam and the damage caused by AFESIP and similiar organisations for sex workers in Cambodia and elsewhere. Somaly Mam is a global campaigner for anti-sex work anti-trafficking organisations supporting the Cambodian law and crackdowns that have cause dso much abuse of sex workers. AFESIP detains women who have been “rescued” in raids and often does not tell them that they are technically free to leave. Somaly has told various stories about her own background and claims that any sex worker who speaks out against Afesips aggressive anti-trafficking/anti-sex work position is a pimp, a madam or a trafficker….”
Worryingly staff at the Australian Embassy in Cambodia recently raised 150,000 for Mam.
See Bad Rehab on http://blip.tv/file/4138226