What does the future hold for the Tonle Sap Lake, “Cambodia’s beating heart”?
Hydropower promises much-needed power and development to Cambodia. But it's not without costs.
As population around the lake grows, Tonle Sap fishermen face an uncertain future.
By teaching farmers new tricks of the trade and equipping them with microloans, NGOs in Cambodia are creating economic stability — a proactive way to stop human trafficking before it starts.
Cambodia is a land of contrasts—a country of ancient temples and great natural beauty, but also one where poverty and political instability have led to high rates of human trafficking.
The medieval kingdom of Angkor on the shores of Lake Tonle Sap grew in wealth and power by controlling the water, until it all went wrong. What can be learned from this vanished world? A lot.
Dealing with any one of the many threats to Tonle Sap would be daunting. The only real solution may be to take them all on at once.
Starvation four decades ago in Cambodia and 70 years ago in the Netherlands appear to have long-term health consequences.
Photos from Angkor Wat and the work of a non-governmental organization document the continuing legacy of Cambodia's killing fields—and hope for the future.
Counselors at World Hope International, as former victims themselves, draw upon their own experiences in helping young victims of sex crimes in Cambodia.
Varsha Ramakrishnan examines the tradition of dowry in India, as well as the related violence that may ensue regardless of a woman's social class.
With the help of local NGOS, former sex workers in Cambodia are starting their own businesses, working in cafes or learning new trades such as sewing and screen printing.