American politicians and the public lacked the necessary information to devise a viable solution. There was definitely enough press about mass deaths to alarm the public, but journalists simply couldn't provide enough information to persuade anyone to take action.
International human rights non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are often the vanguard in this global fight. So, it is perplexing when some of these NGOs undercut their own legitimacy by making public outcries that do little to help their overall causes, and in fact, undermine them.
Opened in 2010, Bloom Training Centre and Café is the brain-child of Ruth Larwill, a mother of two from Brisbane, Australia, who found she could use her passion for cake decorating to provide economic opportunity for vulnerable women in Cambodia.
Marcus Aurelius writes it's not the thing that passively defines us but our active reaction to the thing. In Cambodian artist Khin You's case, the thing is the horrific atrocities wrought by the Khmer Rouge.
I hope that Pakistanis who are understandably offended by U.S. violation of Pakistan's sovereignty will keep in mind that individual Americans don't represent, nor are we necessarily well represented by, the American government.
I met Scott Neeson at a fundraiser for the Cambodian Children's Fund (CCF). The former President of 20th Century Fox International traveled to Cambodia, and this was the experience that would change his life forever.