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Three young fashionistas got a firsthand look at the despairing world beyond the clothes they buy, blog, and wear each day: The premise of the Norwegian reality show, Sweatshop: Deadly Fashion, follows fashion lovers Anniken Jorgensen, Frida Ottesen, and Ludvig Hambro as they step into the lives of Cambodian sweatshop workers in the nation's capital, Phnom Penh. Once the group of women are on the ground in Cambodia, the vibe goes from chill to chilling. “The truth is, we are rich because they are poor,” Hambro says in one episode. Read More
Nowadays, with all the extensive medical care, doctors and pain meds available for soon-to-be-mothers, pregnancy seems like a walk in the park! While about 200 years ago, pregnancy was almost like a death sentence, now the prospect of a childbirth-related death is almost unheard of, right? Actually, wrong. Each year childbirth complications kill 4.3 million women and babies worldwide (just as a comparison, AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis kill 4.2 million people worldwide each year). Read More
New Girl Law is a post-Empirical, proto-fourth-wave-feminist memoir-cum-academic abstract that scrutinizes the current reality and future hope for women aspiring to positions of power in Cambodia. If that sounds heady, know that it also makes our country’s Mommy Wars look like child’s play—and proves, in the meantime, why we should be paying attention to Cambodia’s record of human rights and gender equity. Author Anne Elizabeth Moore, a Fulbright scholar and U.N. Read More
The first time Jessica Hendricks visited Cambodia, she couldn’t shake the horrific sight of young girls being rounded up outside of bars and sold into sexual slavery. Then 20 years old, she was serving as an English instructor in Thailand. And though her teaching stint eventually came to an end, her job as an activist had only just begun. Hendricks returned to the Southeast Asian country three years later and departed only after securing connections with local artisans and anti-trafficking organizations. Read More