Social impact

An insightful documentary "The Landmine Girls" by Emma Louise Fry, who was an International Journalism masters student at University College Falmouth at the time she made it.  In it we follow two girls who are part of a CMAC demining unit and listen to them...

                              I was born in Pursat province, Cambodia. I don’t have any siblings and my mother died when I was 4 years old. My father was killed when I was 8 years old by a notorious Khmer Rouge soldier. It was a terrible time for me....

It's hard to imagine what went on thirty years ago in the Kingdom of Cambodia, where people now go about their business planting rice, going to market, getting married and going to school like any other in South East Asia. Talk to anyone as young...

As a child soldier Aki Ra was forced to lay thousands of mines. He was born Eoun Yeak, but one of his supervisors at UNMAS where he started work as a deminer, once compared his efficiency to AKIRA, a heavy-duty appliance company in Japan. The...

Emi & Eve have been working with a home working seamstress, Thearith Soun, for some time. Thearith is a skilled tailor. She is also not only a war survivor but also a HIV survivor. She heads a small group of seamstresses with HIV in her community....

  The grand entrance of the CMAC headquarters in Phnom Penh is flanked by decommissioned bombs. It delivers the visitor (or the officer) into a cream walled,  empty high ceilinged lobby featuring an enormous poster depicting a green countryside scene of demining activities.  On my introductory visit,...

[caption id="attachment_1581" align="aligncenter" width="589"] Photo by Jasmine Smith of DressMeBlog.me[/caption] The Peace Bracelet is the first ever Emi & Eve product that we made and it has become the most popular. Back in December 2012 founder Cassandra Postema made the leap to take some designs to an...