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Seven Years of Suffering: The Story of a Former Cambodian Maid

Seven Years of Suffering: The Story of a Former Cambodian Maid, please click the link below to watch the story:


Greengirl's picture

Welldone Sokha

You did great by sharing this post!

I was lost in thoughts and really sad as I watched the video of Phat's story. My only joy is that she found her voice again and hopefully too, that she would eventually bond with her daughter and give her the protection which she never enjoyed. In Phat lies some of those pertinent answers to question of how to save other victims.

Beyond singing, I am certain that there is so much power in her voice; which I believe has answers to how the 50,000 or more Cambodian maids who are still stranded in Malaysia and other parts of the world can be delivered from the debasing shackles and drudgery of slavery.

I would like to know if you by any chance have access to Phat. If yes, may be you could introduce her to World Pulse where she would get all the support that she needs to use her experiences to advance the cause of women and girls in Cambodia.

I write in solidarity with you and everyone who contributed to saving and helping Phat find her voice. It is just the beginning.Thank you so much for bringing her story alive.


Sharontina's picture


Thanks for bringing out the story of Phat.

I would very well go with the comment of Olanike. Yes if you have access to Phat, please do introduce her to World Pulse and that should make a great entry where other stranded women and girls will find a way.

A well appreciated effort.

Merlin Sharontina

Sokha's picture

access to Phat

Hi Sharontina,

I am sorry for this late reply. Also my sorry is to Olanike. Regarding the accesss to Phat, i will introduce her to World Pulse when I have an opportunity to meet her.


Debra Engle's picture

Everyone needs to hear Phat's story

This is such an important video. It shows how slavery affects everyone—not just Phat, but her family, her child, her community, and her country. I'm so glad you're part of World Pulse, where Phat's story will be seen by many people who can help raise their voices against enslavement.

Deb Engle

Sheil's picture

Powerful story

Thank you for bringing Phat's story, and that of the 50,000 Camborian maids that move to Malaysia.


aimeeknight's picture

Thank you, for sharing Phat's

Thank you, for sharing Phat's story. It was truly heartbreaking to see her pain and that of her family. I'm glad an organization found her and was able to help, to see that she is improving. Please extend an invitation to her, to join World Pulse.

"One shoe can change a life" ~ Cinderella

Sokha's picture

Hi Aimee, Thanks for your

Hi Aimee,

Thanks for your comment. I think you may want to contact Mr. Moeun Tola who works on the project. Tola is a Head Unit of Labor Program at the Community Legal Education Center []. If so, here is his email address:


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