Rehabilitation of Victims of Trafficking
Human trafficking is a crime involving the cheating or deceiving of people into sexual servitude or labour for the purpose of their exploitation. It affects individuals, families and entire communities. An increasing number of Cambodians are migrating from rural to urban areas, or from Cambodia to its surrounding countries, in search of employment opportunities, due to labour surpluses in Cambodia, influence from their families, lack of opportunities, loss of land, and natural disasters. Many are lured or deceived by brokers into situations of exploitation…
Source: United Nations Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking (UNIAP): The Mekong Region Human Country Data Sheets on Human Trafficking 2010. Published September, 2010
Our Overall Goal
To identify and to assist underserved victims of sex and labour trafficking in Cambodia and to develop effective support systems to meet their psychosocial needs.
- To provide training, coaching and mentoring to community groups, partner NGOs, local government staff, social workers and other public sector workers in order to improve their understanding and capacities to respond to victims’ needs.
- To increase social cohesion and potential for reintegration of victims of trafficking in selected communities.
- To promote self-esteem and self-confidence of victims by significantly improving the mental well-being of 150 trafficked men, women, boys and girls subjected to long-term trauma and stress in Siem Reap, Banteay Meanchey, Battambang, Kampong Thom and Phnom Penh provinces.
- To improve the socio-economic situation of victims of trafficking by enhancing food production, supporting income generating initiatives and facilitating local decision-making and legal processes in close cooperation with partner organizations;
- To develop referral and case management systems.
PRIMARY BENEFICIARIES: victims of trafficking
SECONDARY BENEFICIARIES: the training component of the program also targets local government staff, community resources persons, such as local authorities, monks, nuns, committees as well as staff of partner organizations.
This project is part of the United Nations Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking (UNIAP) which, amongst others, provides support to Cambodians who are victims of trafficking. For more info, see http://www.no-trafficking.org/index.html