The girl on the left, Somana, is a wonderful, courageous girl who was kidnapped and sold to a brothel at 14. The brothel gouged out her eye as punishment when she complained. After we wrote about her, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited her on a trip to Cambodia—and the visit reverberated through the Cambodian bureaucracy. The message was that maybe these girls matter after all, if America cares about them.

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