A conversation between Ambassador Melanne Verveer and Somaly Mam




Join us for a

Conversation between Somaly Mam and Ambassador Melanne Verveer

Hosted by S&R Foundation, in partnership with Vital Voices
and the Somaly Mam Foundation, with the generous support of Hilton Worldwide


We invite you to join us for the Inaugural Illuminate event. The evening will begin with a cocktail reception in the garden, followed by a conversation between Somaly Mam and Ambassador Melanne Verveer. Afterward, please join us for an informal discussion with the guest speakers.


June 19, 2013
Evermay Estate
1623 28th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007

Doors Open:
6:30 PM

7:30 - 8:30 PM

Event Concludes:
9:30 PM


Invitation Only - Non-Transferrable

For Leadership Circle Information, please contact Bobbie Greene McCarthy at [email protected].



Somaly Mam


Somaly Mam
A Vital Voices Global Leadership Awards Honoree,Somaly Mam is the author of the bestselling book The Road of Lost Innocence, a survivor of sex slavery in Cambodia, and an iconic human rights activist. She was sold at age 12 and forced to work as a sex slave for nearly a decade. One night, after she was forced to watch as her best friend was viciously murdered, she found a way to escape and build a new life. Since then, she has dedicated her life to saving other victims and providing them with the emotional and economic strength they need to face the future with hope.

To learn more about Somaly Mam, click here.




Melanne Verveer


Ambassador Melanne Verveer
The Director of Georgetown University's newly-established Institute for Women, Peace and Security, Melanne Verveer served as the first ever Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues at the US Department of State. Beginning in 2008, Ambassador Verveer spent four years coordinating foreign policy issues and activities relating to the political, economic and social advancement of women. She traveled to almost 60 countries, mobilizing concrete support for women's political and economic empowerment through a variety of public-private partnerships, and working to fully integrate women's participation and rights into U.S. foreign policy.

To learn more about Melanne Verveer, click here.




In partnership with:

Vital Voices


Somal Mam

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