FROM TRAUMA TO TRIUMPH
HOW ONE WOMAN'S JOURNEY INSPIRED A MOVEMENT FROM CAMBODIA TO THE COAST
Each year on International Women's Day, we celebrate the trials and triumphs of women the world over. This year, PROJECT FUTURES will team up with Free To Shine to host an event in Noosa that talks about the ripple effect that one person can have on thousands of lives - simply by having the courage to make waves.
International human rights activist, founder, best-selling author and survivor of sex slavery, Somaly Mam, as well as fellow survivor Sina Vann will join CEO of PROJECT FUTURES Clare Pearson and Co-Founder of Free To Shine, Nicky Mih to discuss some of the uncomfortable truths affecting millions of women and girls around the world.
According to research released in 2017 by Alliance 8.7, 99% of victims of sexual exploitation are women, an issue that is rife in countries like Cambodia where the lives of women and girls are undervalued or not valued at all.
Travelling from Cambodia to Australia, both Somaly and Sina have a powerful story to share that will engage both new and existing audiences to become powerful advocates for change.
The event will centre around the movement that Somaly Mam has created by turning her trauma into triumph by founding an organisation that supports other victims; changing the lives of over 7000 women and girls in Cambodia and inspiring the creation of two not for profits in Australia.
Date: Saturday 3 March 2018
Time: 630pm - 9pm
Location: South Pacific Resort, 179 Weyba Road, Noosa
Cost: Earlybird rate of $40 (valid until 18 Feb) / $50 per person
(includes glass of champagne on arrival)
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WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?
This event is a collaboration between PROJECT FUTURES and Free To Shine. Profits will be split evenly between the two services in support of victims of sex trafficking and those at risk of sex trafficking and exploitation.