Somaly Mam Foundation

aka SMF   |   New York, NY   |  www.somaly.org
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Mission

Mission: The Somaly Mam Foundation is dedicated to eradicating the trafficking and sexual exploitation of women and girls in Southeast Asia, and empowering survivors as part of the solution.

Vision: A world where women and girls are safe from trafficking and sexual exploitation.

Ruling year info

2007

Executive Director

Gina Reiss-Wilchins

Main address

PO Box 8040

New York, NY 10116 USA

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EIN

26-0392207

NTEE code info

Victims' Services (P62)

Civil Rights, Advocacy for Specific Groups (R20)

Employment Training (J22)

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Programs and results

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Empowering Survivors

We empower survivors to use their voices and share their stories in order to raise awareness and advance social change.

Population(s) Served

We serve victims by providing counseling, medical care, and skills training to foster personal and economic empowerment.

Population(s) Served

We advocate for systemic change by educating communities, engaging government officials, and mobilizing students toward prevention efforts.

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Goals & Strategy

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The Somaly Mam Foundation (SMF) is dedicated to eradicating the trafficking and sexual exploitation of women and girls in Southeast Asia, and empowering survivors as part of the solution.

SMF focuses on three main areas: serving victims by providing counseling, medical care, and skills training to foster personal and economic empowerment through our on the ground partners, empowering survivors to use their voices and share their stories in order to raise awareness and advance social change, and advocating for systemic change by working with government and law enforcement, educating communities, and mobilizing students toward prevention efforts.

Since 2007, SMF has provided grants totaling more than $3.5 million to 11 organizations in five countries. By working closely with our on-the-ground partners, outreach and peer education teams are able to make around 1,000 visits a year to women and girls working in entertainment areas (also known as red light districts and places where sex is sold), disseminating information on basic human rights, drug abuse, domestic violence, and distributing condoms, bars of soap, and educational materials to help protect the women and girls who continue to work in the sex trade from STDs and HIV/AIDS. In addition, SMF supports residential rehabilitation centers where women receive food, shelter, psychological care, skills training, education, and services through a free medical clinic.

Education and vocational training are key indicators for a future free from poverty, future employment, and positive health outcomes, and training in these areas is one of the first steps toward a life of economic and personal empowerment for survivors of trafficking and sexual exploitation. Supplementary skills workshops include lessons in computer skills, financial management, and interpersonal communication.

Once a survivor is ready to reenter the community, she is given a reintegration kit and a small grant to give her the tools to create a life of independence and freedom. SMF partners follow-up with reintegrated survivors to ensure that they are thriving, and to offer them access to medical and psychological services or additional support, as needed.

To work toward the greater vision of a world where women and girls are safe from slavery and sexual exploitation, SMF focuses on raising awareness and fostering advocacy and activism.

Through the Foundation’s offices in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, SMF continues to build strong relationships with government agencies, law enforcement, and other NGOs to help raise awareness of this complex issue, and eradicate future instances of trafficking from occurring. Through the development and communications office based in New York City, SMF continues to create strategic partnerships with like-minded corporate partners who can leverage their skills and knowledge to combat trafficking and slavery on a macro level through social enterprise projects, awareness campaigns, and more.

SMF has been implementing a long-term, multi-dimensional strategy for serving victims, empowering survivors, and creating cultural change to make sure that no more women and girls are left vulnerable to situations of trafficking and sexual exploitation.

Although SMF continues to support victims and survivors, and elevate the survivor voice as part of the solution, there continue to be women and girls who are trafficked and exploited daily. This is just the beginning for us, and though we know that trafficking and exploitation is a complex problem that will take time to eradicate, we truly believe that the next- generation will make this dream a reality.

Financials

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Somaly Mam Foundation

Board of directors
as of 05/23/2014
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jennifer Fonstad

Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson

Term: 2011 -

Somaly Mam

President and Co-Founder, Somaly Mam Foundation

Nicholas Lumpp

Co-Founder, Somaly Mam Foundation

Brandee Barker

Communications Consultant

Jennifer Fonstad

Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson