Cambodian human rights activist Somaly Mam, who has dedicated her life to rescuing
women from sexual slavery, has been honoured as one of Glamour magazine's women of
the year. Mam, president of Afesip, said she was delighted by the award, which was
presented to her at a ceremony at New York's Carnegie Hall on October 30.
The story of her life - she was sold into prostitution before foreigners and aid
workers helped her escape the sex trade - was told in a September 2006 article in