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Cambodia’s Orphan-Industrial Complex

The Atlantic: by  The country’s orphanages are brimming, but along with brighter opportunities for poor kids come signs of long-lasting attachment issues.

Cambodia’s orphanages have become a tourist attraction. The industry is floating on    foreign cash, and desperate parents from all over the country are sending their children to cities like Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. Read Full Article
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CNN to broadcast Girl Rising on June 16!

“Girl Rising” documents extraordinary girls and the power of education to change the world. CNN showcases their stories and highlights the latest news and global voices on the topic.

 

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In an open letter to girls around the world, Queen Rania of Jordan writes about why the future for girls, even princesses, goes beyond cupcakes and tiaras.

 

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Met Museum returns 10th-century Cambodian statues

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Two ancient stone statues that have been on display at New York’s Metropolitan Museum for nearly 20 years are being returned to Cambodia.

Cambodian officials and Buddhist monks planned a welcome home ceremony for the 10th-century statues at the country’s international airport on Tuesday. Read Full Article

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Market Garden Brewery’s Brews & Prose Reading Series a hit!

Good WED! It is official, our Brews & Prose series is a hit! Last night, at our second event, over 100 people came to hear poet Sarah Gridley and author Dan Chaon (author of ‘You Remind me of me’) read. Next month, our speakers will be poet Catherine Wing and Paula McClain, author of The Paris Wife. (I’m a proud mama because I’m a partner at MBG! and a book lover)