A cook in the Cambodian city Siem Reap, Chhean was compelled to take action against her sister’s tyrannical brother-in-law when in 2008 he sold his two-year-old daughter to a trafficking ring so he could buy a new motorbike. Chhean, a widow and sole provider for her four children, urged her sister Baen to file a law suit and openly demanded that her brother-in-law get the two year old back. Instead, her brother-in-law threatened Chean’s life. That threat turned real one day when he drove by on his motorbike while Chhean was working and threw acid on her. It burned her face, eyes, shoulders, left hand and the left side of her back.