a virtuous spiral from a vicious cycle…
“The Somaly Mam Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to ending modern slavery and empowering its survivors as part of the solution. Human trafficking, a multi-billion dollar industry, is the fastest growing criminal enterprise in the world. With an estimated two million women and children sold into sexual slavery each year, it is a global crisis that must be stopped.
Co-founded by sex slavery survivor Somaly Mam, the Foundation works to eradicate sex slavery, liberate its victims, and empower survivors to create and sustain lives of dignity and as agents of next-generation change. The Foundation supports rescue operations, shelter services, and rehabilitation programs in Southeast Asia, where the trafficking of women and young girls is widespread.
The Somaly Mam Foundation also runs awareness and advocacy campaigns that shed light on the crime of human trafficking, spotlight its brave survivors as living examples of change, and engage the public, business sectors, and governments in the fight to abolish modern slavery.”
– The Somaly Mam Foundation
passionate eye – resin-covered collage 60 x 80cm
i am showing this piece tonight at Art for Awareness
in the hope it can make some money for this worthy cause
in the name of my very best gal pal Vic
she is passionate about this cause and i am passionate about her
consider attending this event tonight
lord elgin hotel 7pm
many great artists and performers
see you there…