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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Cambodia: Pledging to Continue Fighting Sexual Slavery

October 31, 2010

Today’s Travel Schedule:

2:30 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton visits the AFESIP Siem Reap Center, in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton visits Ankgor Wat, in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Secretary Clinton met with child victims of human trafficking at a rehabilitation center in Northern Cambodia earlier today and pledged that the U.S. will do more to try to end sexual slavery.

Here are photos from the visit to the Siem Reap Center:

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, left, watches as a girl works a loom during a tour of the Siem Reap Center, a shelter run by AFSEIP that provides rehabilitation, vocational training, and social reintegration for sex trafficking victims, on Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010 in Siem Reap, Cambodia. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Pool)

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton talks to a group of girls during a tour of the Siem Reap Center, a shelter run by AFSEIP that provides rehabilitation, vocational training, and social reintegration for sex trafficking victims

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, right, greets Cambodian children during her visit to a shelter for victims of sexual exploitation in Siem Reap about 230 kilometers (140 miles) northwest of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton looks at a wall of relief during her visit to the famed 12th century Angkor Wat temple complex in Siem Reap, about 230 kilometers (140 miles) northwest of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010.

8 Comments leave one →
  1. rachel permalink
    October 31, 2010 11:51 am

    I am glad that she did this. That picture of her getting hugged by the young girls is offically my favorite picture.

    • October 31, 2010 1:43 pm

      This is why I just love her- she didn’t have to go to this shelter but she did and those kids know that they matter to her. It breaks my heart to see how young some of them are. It makes me realize that no matter how accomplished one is or isn’t, so much of what determines our life depends on an accident of birth. Those kids were born into terrible circumstance- I wasn’t. At least now they are getting a chance to live and work without being victimized further.

    • Carolyn-Rodham permalink
      October 31, 2010 2:16 pm

      I agree – that picture of the girls hugging Hillary brought a lump to my throat. Women and girls without a voice know they have a champion in Hillary. Even though our circumstances are very different, I can relate to their obvious gratitude towards and affection for Hillary.

  2. Steve permalink
    October 31, 2010 3:18 pm

    Those are great photos- very from the heart

  3. Vcal permalink
    October 31, 2010 6:44 pm

    Stacyx;
    thank you for the pics, they’re great! The one with the girls; and when she’s waving wearing a gold blouse she looks like a queen, a beautiful queen indeed!

  4. NWLuna permalink
    October 31, 2010 10:47 pm

    Now that is a leader!

  5. Irlandese permalink
    November 1, 2010 2:32 am

    This is what a REAL FEMINIST looks like. Great post!

  6. April 4, 2013 1:26 pm

    She is a natural leader.

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