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Join us for an engaging evening on Friday 27th July 2012 at the Regent Hotel, to celebrate and raise support for combating human trafficking. Tables for ten are available at $10,000, $6,000 and $3,000. Limited number of Young Professional Tables are available (Please enquire). Proceeds from the dinner will be used to fund EmancipAsia's activities, such as "Bought & Sold : Voices of Human Trafficking" in July 2012. . Surplus, if any, will be retained for next year's events and/or donated to non-profit organizations that work on issues of human trafficking.

Featured Guests

Somaly Mam Somaly Mam is a Cambodian author and human rights advocate, focusing primarily on the needs of victims of human sex trafficking. She has garnered international media and official acclaim for her efforts, including the Prince of Asturias Award (1998), CNN Hero (2006) and the US State Department 'Heroes of Anti-Trafficking' Award. She is founder of AFESIP Cambodia and President of the Somaly Mam Foundation. Somaly herself, was sold into sexual slavery at a young age, her life is a testament to the strength and resilience of the human spirit.

Matthew Friedman Matthew Friedman is the Regional Project Manager of the United Nations Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking (UNIAP) in Bangkok. Matt is also a co-founder of The Mekong Club, a strategic group with a business-driven approach, focused on business-driven solutions to slavery in the Mekong.

Dawn Akemi Saito Dawn Akemi Saito is an artist, dancer, choreographer and performer. She is currently the Artist-in-Residence at Fordham University at Lincoln Center, New York, USA. As part of the evening's entertainment, she will perform her solo multi-disciplinary performance, "Suns are Suns".


Proceeds from dinner will fund activities to raise awareness of human trafficking such as the "Bought & Sold: Voices of Human Trafficking" exhibition (Orchard Road, 13 July to 31 Aug 2012), and the human trafficking film forum available to the public in Singapore (20 July to 15 Sep 2012)

For details, please contact Alicia Koh at

Date & Venue

Friday, 27th July, 2012
Regent Hotel

Organising Partner
ArtWorks For Freedom Singapore

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